Search: Turkey,Gas (10 materials)

The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... Ankara’s foreign policy and regional competition in the Eastern Mediterranean While other states in the Eastern Mediterranean (Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and, to some extent, Lebanon) have attempted to form alliances around the energy sector and gas exports, Turkey has remained on the sidelines. Nevertheless, both the regional reconfiguration and the domestic perturbations that affected Turkey in 2016 after the attempted military coup resulted in Ankara taking more active political steps and shaping its own ...


Gas Without a Fight: Is Turkey Ready to Go to War for Resources in the Mediterranean?

... would “not back down” in a potential confrontation. Like Greece, Turkey has already held military manoeuvres in the region. Turkey’s Motives Malik Ayub Sumbal: Turkish Hegemony in the Mediterranean Likely to Create a Mess in the Region Why does Turkey need the gas deposits of the Mediterranean? Today, Ankara is forced to import most of the gas it needs. According to 2016 data, imported gas accounts for 99 per cent of Turkey’s total gas consumption. Most of this gas (over 50 per cent) is purchased from Russia,...


Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... of maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea, which establishes new maritime borders of Libya and Turkey. The signed document confirms the rights of Ankara to a significant part of the east of the Mediterranean Sea, where there are significant natural gas reserves. Previously, Turkey carried out illegal geological exploration in the economic zone of Cyprus in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Source: The agreement reached ...


State and Prospects of Russia–Turkey Energy Relations

... nuclear technologies. As such, it has always regarded Turkey as one of its key energy partners in Europe. Energy cooperation between the two nations can be split into several major areas: Trade in energy products, primarily the flow of Russian natural gas to Turkey, is the fastest developing area. Russia’s oil and petroleum products are shipped through the Turkish Straits, with a similar transit route for natural gas being a possibility. Russia’s foreign direct investment in the country’s ...


Turkish Stream: Strategy Uniting Ankara And Moscow

... not be involved in trade and marketing. Rather Gazprom will have exclusive rights to use 100% of the capacity and will market its own gas further onto Europe. But without the necessary agreements with the EU, Gazprom will find it difficult to export its gas beyond Turkey’s borders. Reuters/Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin Kerim Has: “Less than a Year Since…” Does the Normalization of Russia–Turkey Relations Really Work? In fact, the importance of pipelines in international gas ...


Is the Eastern Mediterranean a New Competitor for Russia on the European Gas Markets?

... the construction of an LNG plant in Israel or the use of Egypt’s LNG infrastructure by Israel and Cyprus; 3) the Eastern Mediterranean countries joining the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project that is being implemented to transport Azerbaijani gas via Turkey; 4) transit pipeline export via Turkey . As regards the potential transit of Levantine gas, Turkish diplomacy has both “entry point” and “exit point” problems: for various reasons, its relations with both producer and consumer ...


Turkey’s price arbitrage with Gazprom over Turkish Stream

... Kremlin immediately levied sanctions on Turkey (and even went as far as to close Russian-Turskish research center in Moscow), it is clear that Russia is in desperate need of this partnership. Today Russia is trying to get Israeli word on not supplying any gas to Turkey in return for Russia’s abstention from supplying Iran with anti-aircraft missiles. Will Turkey stop buying Russian gas?While Ukraine already stopped buying Russian gas (it is doubtful whether Putin won’t cut gas exports first in retaliation ...


The Fate of the Turkish Stream Pipeline after the 7 June Elections in Turkey

... on the new foreign policy, especially with regard to the Balkans, will be an additional factor making the negotiations difficult. It seems that concrete progress may be achieved only on the first string of the pipeline, which is due to bring Russian gas to Turkey from the Trans-Balkan pipeline crossing Ukraine’s territory. Ankara does not have a clear picture of what plans Moscow is building in connection with the construction of the project. Turkey does not rule out the fact that the Kremlin could ...


The Tesla gas pipeline: have hopes revived?

.... In the joint declaration on strengthening cooperation in the energy sphere which was signed at the end of the meeting, the parties “expressed their support for the idea of creating commercially viable routes and sources by supplying natural gas from Turkey to countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe via the territory of the member countries”. The fact that supplies of natural gas play a special role for the countries involved in the meeting was officially confirmed. Apart from the necessary ...


Euro League: EU vs Russia

... area has always been a burden on the USSR, so why the EU or EU taxpayers will want such enlargement is very questionable. No gas prowess of the Central Asia, which as my earlier post outlines is owned by China anyway, makes up for the huge issues that ... ... flock to the EU instead and free up some of the traffic problems and high apartmental prices, I may reconsider my stance. Is Turkey On The Table? Still, participation of Central Asian states in the EU may not be as radical as Turkey’s, which Umland ...


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