Seminar on the role of Azerbaijan in the new geopolitics of energy
17 janvier 2015
The timing of the seminar was pivotal, as the global energy arena has changed dramatically over the last few years. This is attributable to several factors, including the growing demand for hydrocarbons in emerging countries; the development of the non-conventional energy sector in North America; ongoing debates regarding the transition to alternative supplies; and issues relating to the Ukrainian gas hub. Azerbaijan now has a more prominent role to play in energy geopolitics, due to its extensive oil and gas reserves.
The panel at the seminar used their expertise to suggest answers to the following questions, amongst others:
• what is the role of Azerbaijan in a complex regional environment, the stability of which is necessary to facilitate the development of any energy project?
• how can Baku contribute to securing energy supplies for the European Union through the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which are integral elements of the Southern Energy Corridor?
• what is the potential impact of this project in terms of development and economic co-operation?
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