Greece has launched construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline which will carry natural gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU. It is set to become operational in 2020.
As EU energy policy and its wider strategy vis-a-vis Russia come under the spotlight, some smaller EU members are taking energy policy into their own hands. Sofia's aim of buying Israeli gas could be a case in point.
Regional politicians have launched construction work on the Afghan section of a natural gas pipeline linking Turkmenistan with Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Even the Taliban are now approving the project.
Companies in the United States are trying to force Russia out of the European gas market. Now, though, it has emerged that Russian liquefied natural gas is being supplied directly to the US. How does this fit together?
Turkey's president has cautioned foreign companies not to "overstep the mark" amid a standoff over natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean. Turkish ships are blocking a drilling rig from reaching an area off Cyprus.
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