La cooperazione energetica dell’Unione Europea e il Gas Naturale nel Bacino di Levante: Quale Ruolo per l’Associazione delle Autorità dell’Energia del Mediterraneo (MedReg)? (EU Energy Cooperation and Natural Gas in the Levant Basin: Assessing the Role of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators' Association)

Community Law and International Trade, 4/2017, pp. 671 - 700

37 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018

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Paolo Davide Farah

West Virginia University (WV, USA); gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom)

Riccardo Tremolada

Harvard University, Law School, Students; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Date Written: October 1, 2017

Abstract

Italian Abstract: Il gas naturale presente nel Bacino di Levante rappresenta una fonte energetica di primaria importanza non solo per gli Stati che si affacciano sul Mar Mediterraneo orientale, ma per la stessa Unione europea. Ciononostante, il gas naturale in questo tratto di mare è stato finora scarsamente sfruttato, principalmente in ragione delle tensioni geopolitiche che da almeno un secolo interessano questa regione. Prendendo le mosse da tale articolato contesto, il presente contributo analizza le tendenze normative e regolatorie in essere tra i Paesi situati ad occidente del Bacino di Levante e l’Unione europea, operando una disamina del ruolo, corrente e potenziale, svolto dal MedReg, l’Associazione delle Autorità dell’Energia del Mediterraneo, al fine di valutare l’adeguatezza degli attuali strumenti e modalità di cooperazione in materia di scambi energetici.

English Abstract: The natural gas present in the Levant Basin is an energy source of primary importance not only for the states bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea, but for the European Union as well. Nevertheless, natural gas in this stretch of sea has so far been scarcely exploited, mainly because of the geopolitical tensions that have affected the region for at least a century. Against this context, the present contribution analyzes the normative and regulatory trends among the countries situated to the west of the Levant Basin and the European Union, closely examining the current and potential role played by MedReg, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, to evaluate the adequacy of current methods of cooperation in energy exchanges.

Note: Downloadable document is in Italian.

Keywords: Natural Gas, Natural Resources, Oil, Off-shore, Energy, Sustainable Development, Gas Field, Basin, Trade, Levantine, Leviathan, Levant, Eastern Mediterranean, European Union, EU, Europe, EU Internal Market, Energy Charter Treaty, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Cooperative Methods

JEL Classification: Q40, Q42, Q43, Q48, K30, K32, K33, O13, Q20, Q32

Suggested Citation

Farah, Paolo Davide and Tremolada, Riccardo, La cooperazione energetica dell’Unione Europea e il Gas Naturale nel Bacino di Levante: Quale Ruolo per l’Associazione delle Autorità dell’Energia del Mediterraneo (MedReg)? (EU Energy Cooperation and Natural Gas in the Levant Basin: Assessing the Role of the Mediterranean Energy Regulators' Association) (October 1, 2017). Community Law and International Trade, 4/2017, pp. 671 - 700 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3170296

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