West, Russia battle for Balkans gas corridors

AFP covers the competing pipelines and gas infrastructure in the Balkans where the West and Russia are battling for energy supremacy. Moscow is trying to use its status as the dominant supplier in several Balkan countries as leverage for political influence in the region. Meanwhile, the West is backing a variety of competing projects, including the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which would transport Azeri gas, and the Croatian LNG terminal on the island of Krk. Russia is countering with the Turkish Stream pipeline, which is being constructed despite technical and geopolitical obstacles.


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