Energy Cooperation Opportunities in the Caucasus

Caucasus International, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011

11 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012

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Vladimer Papava

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Date Written: December 2, 2012

Abstract

The paper deals with the design of the framework for the energy co-operation opportunities in the Caucasus, based on the paradigm of 'pipelines harmonization.' Azerbaijan has a clear comparative advantage. Because of the special geographic features of the Caucasus, the use of Azerbaijan’s transport potential largely depends on other country in the region - Georgia. Georgia’s main comparative advantage is its geographic location on the restored Great Silk Road - the central corridor joining Europe and Asia. To intensify economic partnership between Azerbaijan and Georgia the new approach for the energy co-operation has to be developed.

Keywords: energy politics, energy dependency, alternative pipelines, energy supply harmonisation

JEL Classification: Q41, Q48, R41

Suggested Citation

Papava, Vladimer, Energy Cooperation Opportunities in the Caucasus (December 2, 2012). Caucasus International, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2183886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2183886

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