Tag Archives: Southern Gas Corridor

Southern Gas Corridor’s dubious contribution to energy security

Originally published on Euractiv. Advertised by the EU as the silver bullet that will free Europe from its dependency on Russian gas, the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) is highly unlikely to ensure energy security and might in fact end up channelling Russian gas, warns Xavier Sol. While proudly presenting the “Second report on the State […]

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World Bank’s controversial TANAP loan is bad news for human rights and climate action

December 21, 2016 Yesterday, the World Bank’s board of directors approved two USD 400 million loans, to Azerbaijan and to Turkey, to develop the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), the centrepiece of the Southern Gas Corridor project. CEE Bankwatch Network and Counter Balance are deeply concerned that the decision to channel such large amounts of money […]

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Turkish gas companies with corrupt past get World Bank loan

Originally published on Climate Home. Businessmen who have secured contracts to build massive gas pipeline linking EU and Azerbaijan were convicted for tender rigging and bribery. By Karl Mathiesen The World Bank has approved $800m in loans for a gas pipeline through Turkey and Azerbaijan that will be built by several companies with a history of corruption scandals. […]

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Live media briefing: The Southern Gas Corridor – a threat to the climate and human rights

The briefing will be live streamed on this page on September 12, 2016 at 11 am CET. Watch the briefing on YouTube>> In light of record loans that the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline project could soon receive from European and other international financial institutions, campaigners will explore in a live online discussion the multitude of […]

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Fence or farce? Construction of Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline stuck in Italy

Monday 16th May was the deadline for the start of the construction works of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on the shores of the Apulia region, in Italy. The documents are clear: on this date the authorization awarded by the Italian authorities to the TAP Consortium to kick-off building the pipeline would expire. But on Monday […]

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“Walking the Line” of the Southern Gas Corridor: the Webocumentary

Counter Balance, Platform and Re:Common are pleased to announce the launch of the webdocumentary “Walking the Line”. This webdocumentary presents the risks associated with the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline or Southern Gas Corridor. One of the biggest pipelines ever conceived, the corridor is supposed to stretch 3500 km from Azerbaijan to Italy and supply Europe with […]

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