Why TAP?

Why TAP? CESD: TAP will contribute to EU Energy Security but Russian monopoly in Central and Eastern Europe will remain BP and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed an agreement to deliver Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) rather than the competing Nabucco West project at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku on June 28th, 2013 TAP is a consortium established by Norway’s Statoil (42.5%), Swiss’s Axpo (42.5%), and German’s E.ON (15.0%)... Read More

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West The Shah-Deniz Consortium will announce the decision on the development of a pipeline to transport Shah-Deniz 2 natural gas to Europe on June 28, 2012. The BP-led group developing Azerbaijan’s vast gas reserves has chosen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (Tap) via Greece to link to Europe, defeating the Nabucco West consortium, which had backed a route to Austria. The project reflects a European Union push for alternatives to Russian gas imports, and... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Five Months in 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Five Months in 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of year on June, 17, 2013. Meanwhile, State Statistic Committee reported that oil output in Azerbaijan declined by 3,0 % in the first five months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. Azerbaijan’s oil production was 18.1million tons in this period according to the State Statistical... Read More

Training for Local Civil Society Leaders on Understanding Civil Society and Setting Up of CSOs

Training for Local Civil Society Leaders on Understanding Civil Society and Setting Up of CSOs Training for Local Civil Society Leaders on Understanding Civil Society and Setting Up of CSOs was taken place on June 05, 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan with participation of 26 representatives of different stakeholders mainly civil society organizations. The one ad half day workshop was taken place at the CESD Conference Hall. Understanding Civil Society and Setting Up of CSOs was aimed... Read More

The Asian Think Tank Summit to start in Tokyo

The Asian Think Tank Summit to start in Tokyo CESD Chairman will address on role of think tanks in his speech The Asian Think Tank Summit starts on 12–14 June 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The Summit takes place at the Asian Development Bank Institute, from Wednesday evening, 12 June to mid-day Friday, 14 June. The working title for the event is: Asian Century Seizing the Opportunities and Managing the Threats:: The Role of Think Tanks. The Summit brings together for the first time... Read More

USA Based Regional Leading Agency Distributed CESD Article

USA Based Regional Leading Agency Distributed CESD Article “The Detente” Regional Magazine distributed CESD Study on Azerbaijan’s Potential Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union. The study is authored by Baku-based Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), an internationally recognized leading independent think tank in Azerbaijan. It was published with the permission of CESD, whose mission is to promote research and analysis of socio-economic issues in order... Read More

SOCAR oil export declined by 4,0 %

SOCAR oil export declined by 4,0 % State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported 8,392m tonnes of oil via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) in the first five months of 2013. Compared to the same period last year, exports through the pipeline decreased by 341,000 tonnes, SOCAR reported. SOCAR exported 8, 733 million tonnes in the first five months in 2012. Concernig to monthly export in 2013, the export was 1, 429 million tonnes in January, in February – 1.743 million... Read More