Research and Markets: Oil and Gas in Central Asia and Caspian Region: Struggle Becoming Tougher

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Oil and Gas in Central Asia and Caspian Region: struggle becoming tougher" report to their offering.

The Caspian region and Central Asia are almost the most important feasible hope of Europe for diversifying its oil and gas imports.

The European Commission is fully determined to make agreements with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan in order to reduce gas dependence on Russia, as it is more and more vividly considered by Brussels as problem rather than solution.

However, the economic situation in the EU and markets in the region does not promise a simple life to new suppliers. Contrary to the will of Brussels Moscow is launching construction of South Stream to strengthen its positions in the region. China, a relatively new player, is becoming more active in this game, as it clearly wants to be a leader in Central Asia.

The report analyses progress in exploring the resource base, problems of infrastructure and commercial relations, as well as geopolitical aspects of development of struggle for Caspian gas resources.

The report elaborates on the following issues:

Azerbaijan as key hope of Europe

- The resource potential of the country

- Standing of gas projects

- Choice of transportation solutions

- Energy relations with Russia

- Marketing strategy

Gas from Central Asia

- Problems of the gas production sector development in Turkmenistan

- Real export potential of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

- Strategies of main buyers

- Gas transportation infrastructure development and possibilities of supplies from Central Asia

Iran and Iraq as potential gas suppliers to EU market

- Development of production potential

- Main problems and options for their solution

- Political risks

- Pipeline projects, their problems

Struggle of Russia for Southeastern Europe market

- South Stream project - successes and difficulties, price of pipeline promotion

- Policies towards competitors from Central Asia and Caspian region

Situation on markets in Southeastern Europe and Turkey

- Current and forecasted consumption level

- Price conjuncture

Medium-term forecast

- Geopolitical situation, escalation of gas conflicts in the region

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