Hearings on the Southern Energy Corridor in Washington
Southern European Energy Corridor: Status, Prospects, and Geopolitics In coordination with the Regional and Global Energy Series at the Wilson Center.
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. Opening Speakers Amos Hochstein (invited) Special Envoy and International Energy Coordinator, US Department of State Joseph Murphy President, Southern Gas Corridor, BP Panelists Richard Kauzlarich Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar Founding Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Special Eurasian Energy Envoy Julie Nanay Independent Oil and Gas Consultant Emre Tuncalp Managing Partner, Sidar Global Advisers Moderator Jan H. Kalicki Public Policy Fellow and Energy Lead, Wilson Center.
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