Cooperation benefits of Caspian countries in their energy sector development

Rocco De Miglio, Yerbol Akhmetbekov, Kanat Baigarin, Aidyn Bakdolotov, Gian Carlo Tosato

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This paper studies the development possibilities of the energy systems of four Central Asia and Caspian countries. It explores options that improve their domestic energy efficiencies and increase their export of fossil energy commodities. Using the MARKAL-TIMES modelling tool, it represents their energy system with a bottom-up partial economic equilibrium growth model. With the help of scenario analyses, it evaluates the direct economic advantage of improving the domestic energy efficiencies. Furthermore it calculates the direct economic advantage of cooperation. It finds out that a new/different geo-economic attitude brings USD billions of annual economic benefits, particularly if the countries aim to differentiate their export routes, increase the amount of export and contribute to climate change mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Strategy Reviews
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014


  • Caspian oil and gas
  • Cross-country infrastructures
  • Energy balances and statistics
  • Energy systems analysis
  • Export-oriented scenarios
  • Technical economic growth models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)

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