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The Caspian energy game: views from the United States and United Kingdom

Abstract

The importance of the Caspian Sea region to energy production is increasing and the forces influencing it are changing. The attention on this region focuses on its oil and natural gas reserves. A series of interviews with Western experts mainly from the United States and United Kingdom, including those in international organizations, academia, policy institutions, and government and industry officials identified key trends and issues that are important to their future policies and the significance of the Caspian oil and gas to the world energy market. The overriding issues are: The influence of Russia on regional security, stability, and the transportation of oil and gas products in the Caspian region. The outcome of the test between the United States and Iraq and the major effects it could have on commercial interests in the region and on who will be the major actors. Tensions caused by Iran refusal to settle the international demarcation of the Caspian Sea. Turkey position as a player, the affect of its new islamic-dominated government and its energy policies. Europe need to import gas and to diversify its supply. The construction of a pipeline to China. The impact of September 11, 2001 and terrorism on the Caspian  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2003
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-FR-4735
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BUSINESS; CASPIAN SEA; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; ECONOMIC IMPACT; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; PIPELINES; POLITICAL ASPECTS; RIGHTS-OF-WAY; SECURITY
OSTI ID:
20757802
Research Organizations:
Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, 75 - Paris (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0601411064874
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
14 pages
Announcement Date:
Aug 19, 2006

Citation Formats

Bird, H. The Caspian energy game: views from the United States and United Kingdom. France: N. p., 2003. Web.
Bird, H. The Caspian energy game: views from the United States and United Kingdom. France.
Bird, H. 2003. "The Caspian energy game: views from the United States and United Kingdom." France.
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