The Mediterranean Basin: A Strategic Component of a European Energy and Defence Area?
Article from: OGEL 1 (2004), in Economic and Commercial Context for Oil, Gas and Energy Law
The energy-poor countries of southern Europe depend to a great extent on supplies of gas from the Maghreb. Gas imports transit the Mediterranean Sea, as well as Morocco and Tunisia. Further east, Turkey is important as a land-bridge for planned gas imports into Europe from Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan. In the future other oil and gas imports may be expected from Saudi Arabia and these could also reach Europe through Turkey and through Egypt. Not only that, the eastern Mediterranean could be of strategic interest to Europe if Iraqi and Saudi oil exports were ever to resume through the ...