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U.S. assists Azerbaijan in protecting Caspian energy infrastructure

Oil&Gas Materials 29 September 2011 13:35
The U.S. is working with the Azerbaijani government on ensuring that the Caspian energy infrastructure is protected from a wide variety of risks, U.S. Ambassador to Baku Matthew Bryza told journalists on Thursday.
U.S. assists Azerbaijan in protecting Caspian energy infrastructure

Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 29 /Trend N.Ismayilova/

The U.S. is working with the Azerbaijani government on ensuring that the Caspian energy infrastructure is protected from a wide variety of risks, U.S. Ambassador to Baku Matthew Bryza told journalists on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the United States had faced a number of serious technical problems and due to this the country has much experience in dealing with the prevention of such problems at various offshore oil facilities, Bryza added.

He said some problems relate to natural disasters such as big storms, some relate to technological, like a major oil problem in the Gulf of Mexico and, of course, some are caused by terrorism.

"Azerbaijan and the U.S. work together to understand these risks and extend our experience in reducing risks," Bryza underscored.

West is interested in cooperating with Azerbaijan in energy sphere, particularly within the Southern Corridor Project.

The Southern Corridor is a priority EU energy project. It will diversify energy supply routes and resources, and increase EU energy security. The Southern Corridor includes the Nabucco gas pipeline, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), White Stream, and ITGI (Turkey-Greece-Italy pipeline).

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