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Russian and caspian hydrocarbons: energy supply stakes for the European Union

Catherine Locatelli ()
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Catherine Locatelli: LEPII-EDDEN - équipe EDDEN - LEPII - Laboratoire d'Economie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: The issue of EU gas supply security has become more and more important in the 2000s in the context of the gas market liberalisation and the question of reliability of Russian supplier. One answer to these problems is the EU gas diversification, specifically the opening up of a fourth gas corridor to supply the EU via the "Caucasus" or "southern" route with gas from Central Asia. The feasibility of this strategy might now be called into question. The aim of this article is to examine the new strategies that could emerge in the producing countries as well as those of international oil companies, and then look at what the consequences might be as far as the EU's diversification strategy is concerned. The aim of this article is to identify some of the problems and limits for this corridor.

Keywords: SECURITY OF SUPPLY; NATURAL GAS SUPPLY; EUROPE; RUSSIA; CAUCASUS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-02
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Published in Europe asia studies, 2010, 62 (6), pp.959-971

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