It has been long in the making, but the day has come to release the results of the Southern Gas Corridor Survey. The results expose some of the underlining reasons and the impact the proposed gas transit projects will have on security of supply in the countries of the Central Eastern and Southeast region of Europe. Much of the analysis looks at the reasoning and the impact of the Nabucco and South Stream projects. It also considers the role of LNG facilities and smaller gas transit projects of the Azerbaijan–Georgia–Romania Interconnector (AGRI), the Interconnector-Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
The online survey was conducted between November 2010 and January 2011. There was a total of 30 participants, but with 28 participants fully completing the survey. This number is not particularly high, but it is a sufficient amount to give a general basis for understanding perceptions from energy industry personnel. Caution should be used when citing the results due to the open internet format used and the small sample size. However, respondents in this survey do represent an effective cross section of experts and countries.
I want to thank everyone that participated. It is through the collective effort that we all gain a better understanding of the proposed projects that will contribute to increasing Europe’s energy security of supply.