EU Gas Supplies Security: Russian and EU Perspectives, the Role of the Caspian, the Middle East and the Maghreb Countries


Gerhard Mangott

wiiw Research Report No. 367, December 2010
68 pages including 5 Tables, 9 Figures and 21 Maps

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This report tracks the major geo-economic and geo-strategic ruptures between the EU and Russia on the future patterns of gas supplies and shipping routes to the EU and the Western Balkans.
It identifies the objectives and interests of the actors involved in this struggle: Russia, the EU, various EU members, the countries of the Caspian Basin (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan) and the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Egypt) as well as the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Libya).
It analyses in great detail the colliding interests of all actors at the intersection of business and (geo-) politics.


Keywords: energy security, EU, Russia, gas, Southern Gas Corridor, South Stream, Nabucco

JEL classification: F14, F59, L71, L78, L95, Q41

Countries covered: Azerbaijan, Iraq, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Qatar

Research Areas: Sectoral studies