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Southern European Energy Corridor: Status, Prospects and Geopolitics

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Image courtesy of BP.

New pipelines are carrying natural gas and oil from the Caspian and Russia to Turkey and beyond to Europe.  In this southern European landscape, pipeline proposals like Nabucco and South Stream have given way to more focused initiatives, including the Southern Corridor Pipeline and a newly proposed “Turkish Stream” to parallel the Blue Stream pipeline from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey. At stake is the energy security of Central and Eastern Europe, which historically have depended almost entirely on Russia for their energy supplies.  The European Union is stepping up its efforts to diversify its energy supplies with the vision of an energy union at the end of the process, but EU members vary in their approach.  Senior experts from industry, government and think tanks will assess the status, prospects and geopolitics of the Southern European Energy Corridor.


We appreciate the support of SOCAR for this program.


  • Jan H. Kalicki

    Public Policy Fellow
    Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation
  • Robin Dunnigan

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Joseph Murphy

    Vice President, Southern Corridor, BP
  • Richard D. Kauzlarich

    Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Richard Morningstar

    Founding Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; former Special Eurasian Energy Envoy and U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Julia Nanay

    Principal, Energy Ventures LLC
  • Emre Tuncalp

    Managing Partner, Sidar Global Advisors