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Mon, Jul 26, 2021

TAP and the Southern Gas Corridor: Challenges to expansion

Completion of the Southern Gas Corridor, which delivers Caspian gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through a system of connected pipelines, has been hailed as a major step in enhancing European energy security. However, high capital costs and market challenges threaten its expansion as a gas-only pipeline.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Reconciling transatlantic differences over Nord Stream 2

From the time it was first proposed in 2011, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has divided the United States and the project’s European supporters, principally Germany. Nord Stream 2 is not simply a US-Europe issue or a US-Germany issue, however. Many in Europe, including Central and Eastern European countries, the European Parliament, and those […]

EnergySource by Daniel Fried, Richard L. Morningstar, Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Trans-Caspian Pipeline—Still a pipe dream?

Although there have been intermittent efforts to revive the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP), the project has largely been dormant in recent years. However, the impending completion of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a new source and route of gas supply to Europe, has led to renewed interest in TCP.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Daniel D. Stein has over forty-five years of service in the US government, with a primary focus on economic relations with Europe and Eurasia. Most recently, he served as senior adviser in the Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State. Mr. Stein has extensive experience in international energy projects, particularly transnational oil and gas pipelines. For the past decade, Mr. Stein has been heavily involved in the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor, which will bring new natural gas to European customers.

From 1992 to 2009, Mr. Stein served as Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia at the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). While at USTDA, Mr. Stein directed the Agency’s work on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and South Caucasus Pipeline projects. Mr. Stein also has served as USTDA regional director for Asia and USTDA regional director for Latin America.

Mr. Stein worked from 1973 to 1985 at the US Department of Commerce, where his work involved US trade with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Stein holds a bachelors and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.