Energy security

Turkmenistan, Turkey sign new energy deals

Following a meeting with Turkmen president Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan will establish a trilateral mechanism on energy issues, with the first leaders’ meeting to take place in Turkmenistan, reports Today’s Zaman. READ MORE

Tehran, Ankara to discuss expansion of trade ties

Iran and Turkey will discuss expansion of trade ties during the trip of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Iran, which is scheduled for the second half of the first month of the next Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 4).  READ MORE

Russia can use Trans-Adriatic pipeline, Commission confirms

By Georgi Gotev

A Commission official confirmed yesterday (5 March) that Gazprom can use the Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) to move gas, if the Russian export monopoly builds the “Turkish Stream” pipeline and brings gas to Greece. READ MORE

EU looks for possibility to hold trilateral meeting on Trans-Caspian pipeline

By Aygun Badalova

The European Commission is looking for the possibility to hold trilateral format meeting on the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project, a source in the European Commission told Trend on February 26. READ MORE

Another six points agreed upon regarding Caspian Sea legal status draft convention

By Seba Aghayeva

Caspian states agreed on six additional points of a draft convention on the Caspian Sea’s legal status, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour said March 5. READ MORE

Russia and Ukraine: New Gas War Coming?


By Tatyana Stanovaya

Starting from March 31 the validity term of the winter package of agreements on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine ends. During this period Ukraine gets the fuel at a preferential price on the prepayment terms. As March 31 approaches the risks of new gas aggravation increase acutely: Russia warns that in case of no new agreements the risk of no more blue fuel supplies persists. However in the current situation another matter occurs in addition to the dispute on prices and terms of supplies: the problem of direct supplies from Russia to the LPR and DNR. Now the gas issue shall be tightly connected with the conflict in Ukraine. READ MORE

U.S., Chinese, Russian companies show interest in Kazakhstan’s Eurasia project


U.S., Chinese and Russian companies show interest in the Eurasia project on exploration of deep horizons of the Caspian depression, president of the Society of Petroleum Geologists of Kazakhstan Baltabek Kuandikov. READ MORE

Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War


By Mark Snowiss

As the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign against Russia over Ukraine, it is also battling Kremlin-dominance on another front – energy in Eastern Europe.  READ MORE

Lithuania signs US deal to replace Russian gas


Lithuania said Saturday it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state’s heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries. READ MORE

EU urgently needs real energy union


By Tomas Prouza

The past few months have shown the world in which we live is more dynamic and the challenges we face are more complex and demanding than we had imagined. READ MORE

April 2016