Azerbaijan and Russia are competing for Southern Europe’s gas demand. A long-term supply disruption of the former’s gas exports would prolong Moscow’s gas monopoly in European markets.
Azerbaijan’s vital energy infrastructure is under stress after the frozen conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh entered a new phase of escalation. Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of continuously staging attacks to disrupt critical points in the energy stream.
Southern Europe is closely watching the conflict, partly because of its proximity to pipelines that carry Azerbaijani oil and gas to Europe. The country is just months away from delivering natural gas to Europe, significantly diversifying the continent’s gas supply. …read more
Source:: The Frontier Post