Arabian Gas Project Between economic ambitions and politics and security obstacles

Arabian Gas Project Between economic ambitions and politics and security obstacles

With the expansion of discoveries, and in 2000 in particular, the project of the Arab gas line aimed at transporting Egyptian gas to Europe via Jordan and Syria, through Turkey, emerged. This line is expected to cover the needs of the region before the delivery of gas to Europe according to the increase of discovered quantities.

The study reviews the Arab gas pipeline project's timeline, and the position of either the countries that participate in it or are expected to do. The positions of the most prominent actors in the region on the project and the returns that may accrue to all parties in the short and medium terms are also taken in consideration in this study. It discusses the project economic and political importance as well.

 

This study provides details for those interested in Syrian and regional affairs. It also shows the timeline of the project from A to Z, and provides a vision that can be built upon in issues related to the reactions of the project's actors.

The current technical status of the project indicates the possibility of operating it in six months at the latest, but the political and security environment may not support that. Despite the economic and political importance of the project; however, the possibility of not operating it remains the most likely scenario, with the possibility that it will work for some time, which is accompanied by negotiations that may terminate the work of the line at any moment, if no agreement between the parties is reached.

The project comes under different circumstances as the parties in the area are trying to reap the benefits arising from their policies. This grants such a project an opportunity to exist. If successful, it is expected to affect positively the lives of the residents, improve the availability of electricity and cooking gas. It might push the operation of the remaining facilities forward.

 

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