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Turkey’s Geopolitical Position and its Role as an Energy Corridor

hold in light of the data mentioned above, because EU’s additional need for gas in the coming years amounts to hundreds of billions of cubic meters, whereas the capacity of Nabucco is 31 billion cubic meters; and that of the South Stream is only 10 billion cubic meters. Therefore several South Streams and several Nabuccos are needed to meet the EU’s shortfall in gas. MAP-6: Nabucco Project

2. The Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project This project will carry 30 billion cubic meters of gas from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan by crossing the Caspian Sea with a pipeline laid on the sea bed. Sixteen billion cubic meters of the gas will be destined for Turkey and the remaining 14 billion will go to EU countries. The Kazakh branch of the pipeline will start from the Kazakh city of Atyrau in the Northern coast of the Caspian Sea, cross the Caspian Sea to Baku and then run parallel to the existing Baku-Tbilissi-Erzurum pipeline. The Turkmen branch will start from Turkmenbashi, cross the Caspian Sea to Baku, and follow the same route as the existing Baku-Tbilissi-Erzurum pipeline. 3. The Samsun-Ceyhan Oil pipeline project This project will run from the Turkish Black Sea harbour of Samsun to the Mediterranean city of Ceyhan and will aim to decrease the oil tanker traffic through the Turkish Straits. It will carry 55 million tons of oil per year. It will



Turkey on the European Doorstep  

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