Common Challenges, Different Regions: Pipelines across North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia & Southeast Asia
Article from: OGEL 3 (2011), in Pipelines
Geopolitics plays an ever-increasing role in energy investments as political situations influence supply and demand of non-renewable energy. This paper will examine the common challenges faced by cross-border pipelines in different regions to illustrate that, despite different names, each region faces similar political energy security dilemmas. Engagement in bilateral and multi-lateral trade is often necessary to gain access to precious energy sources such as natural gas; access to clean water is also used to illustrate that these issues extend beyond the energy sector into all ...