Connecting Europe: The Southern Gas Corridor and the Future of European Gas Supply

A conversation with:

Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov
Deputy Vice President, Investments and Marketing
State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)

Mr. Neil Brown
KKR Global Institute;
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Emily Olson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs, Southern Corridor

Professor Brenda Shaffer
Visiting Researcher, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)
Georgetown University;
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Introduced and moderated by:

Amb. Richard Morningstar
Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 for a conversation about the Southern Gas Corridor and European energy security. In the wake of new developments in constructing and completing the Southern Gas Corridor, a key priority project for European energy security, our expert panel will discuss the progress already made, challenges still ahead, and opportunities for the future.

The Southern Gas Corridor, a long-shared priority for the US, European Union, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, brings Azeri gas to Europe through the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The panel’s discussion of the project will focus on noteworthy developments and challenges, including the success of first gas this summer through TANAP, completing TAP in the wake of political changes in Italy, and the implications of the August announcement of a breakthrough on the long running dispute over the status of the Caspian Sea. It will also focus on the role of Azeri gas in European markets, the future of supplies to the pipeline, and funding and political challenges to get the TAP pipeline over the finish line.

A networking lunch will follow the event, lunch will be served.