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TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment
Year : 2002, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 14) Last page : ( 15)
Print ISSN : 0972-6721.

Natural gas


[16]Turkey's natural gas necessity and consumption
Yazici N and Demirbaj A. 2001Turkey's strategic location makes it a natural energy bridge between major oil producing areas in the Middle East and Caspian Sea regions on one hand, and consumer markets in Europe, on the other. Natural gas is the fastest growing primary energy source in the world. The use of natural gas worldwide has more than doubled in the reference case projection, reaching 4.92 TCM (trillion cubic metres) in 2020 from 2.32 TCM in 1996. The current gas production in Turkey meets 2.8% of the domestic consumption requirements. Turkish natural gas is projected to increase dramatically in the coming years, with the prime consumers expected to be industry and power plants. Turkey has chosen natural gas as the preferred fuel for the massive amount of new power plant capacity to be added in coming years.
(1 figure, 4 tables, 10 references)
Energy Sources23(9):801–808
TR-61035Trabzon, Turkey


[17]The geopolitics of natural gas in Asia
Bahgat G. 2001Over the last few years, natural gas has been the fastest-growing component of primary world energy consumption. This study seeks to examine the recent efforts by Iran, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia to develop their natural gas resources and capture a large share of the Asian market, particularly in Turkey, India, China, Japan, and South Korea. Counter efforts by rivals, such as the Russian Federation and the Caspian Basin states, are also analysed. International ventures to transport natural gas from producers to consumers, including the Dolphin Project, the Trans-Caspian Pipeline, and Blue Stream are discussed. This study suggests that, in the foreseeable future, the Asian market will witness significant expansion, in terms of both the volume of trade and the number of importers and exporters. Producers, such as the Gulf states, the Caspian Sea countries, and Russia; and consumers, such as China, India, and Turkey, are likely to play a prominent role in the geo-policy and geo-economy of natural gas in Asia. Given the high cost of developing gas resources, an evolving long-term energy partnership between key consumers and suppliers would serve the interests of both sides.
(3 tables, 50 references)
OPEC Review25(3):273–290
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA


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