The Caspian Pipeline Dilemma Political Games and Economic Losses by Hooman Peimani

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  • International relations,
  • International trade,
  • Petroleum & oil industries,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Azerbaijan,
  • Iran,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Turkmenistan,
  • USA,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Industries - Energy Industries,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Business & Economics / Economics / International,
  • International - Economics,
  • Caspian Sea Region,
  • Location,
  • Petroleum industry and trade,
  • Petroleum pipelines,
  • Strategic aspects

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9634800M
ISBN 100275970922
ISBN 109780275970925

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Despite the interest of the three Caspian countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan, their energy resources have remained mainly undeveloped a Cited by: The landlocked Caspian states Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, The Caspian Pipeline Dilemma book Turkmenistan lie at the heart of the 21st century's great energy dilemma: how to satisfy the industrialized world's huge appetite while slaking the tremendous thirst of the new industrial giants China, India, and : John Roberts.

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One of those is a pipeline across the Caspian which could ship natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan and then further to Europe, allowing it to compete with Russia in the Western markets. This revelation of the great strategic importance of Russia’s Caspian Sea flotilla has seriously alarmed Washington, and has given the US a particular reason for wanting to establish a military presence in the Caspian Sea, from where it can keep track of Russia’s Caspian Sea flotilla, and potentially even in time pose a challenge to it.

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Turkmenistan has also eyed the possibility of sending gas to Europe through a Trans-Caspian pipeline to Azerbaijan. However, both Turkmenistan and the EU fear that the construction of such a pipeline would risk leading to direct confrontation with Russia, which continues to demonstrate its role as the major military power in the Caspian Sea.

While the discovery of significant new oil fields in the Caspian Sea near Kazakhstan is good news for a petroleum-thirsty world, getting that oil to international markets will require overcoming enormous obstacles since it must travel by pipeline through one of the most politically volatile areas of the world.

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