Poland is interested in diversification of energy source materials. While holding the Union’s half-year presidency, Warsaw is to be a mediator between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on an issue of the Nabucco pipeline.
First sign indicating Poland’s role in the mediation process was President Bronislaw Komorowski’s visit in Azerbaijan. Warsaw, which is currently heading the Union, probably is to get a chance of mediating between Azerbaijani and Turkmen regarding the prospective Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCGP). The pipeline going under the sea from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan would allow transporting gas from its Kapaz/Serdar deposit located in the Turkmen part of the Caspian Sea. Kapaz is one of the three disputed deposits between the two countries. Building TCGP would make transferring gas from the eastern Turkmenistan to the West easier. Thus, developing the Union pipeline – Nabucco – would become possible.
Tomasz Sikora from the Polish Institute of International Affairs in his interview for news.az said that talks including Poland would start in all likelihood in September this year. Building the Trans-Caspian pipeline and finishing an East-West one within Turkmen borders would happen at the same time – around 2015-2016.