BAKU – State Oil Company of Azerbaijan SOCAR is competing with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom for Greece’s public gas corporation, DEPA, which is being sold as part of the Greece's privatisation programme. But there is more at stake than just buying one more EU energy company.

SOCAR is likely to compete with Gazprom to control non-Russian transportation routes to Europe, Gulmira Rzayeva, Research Fellow at Azerbaijan's Centre for Strategic Studies, told Ne...


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