John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, a member of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Group of Experts on Gas, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
- The Caspian International Oil & Gas Conference is a tremendous event! Azerbaijan is rapidly progressing in the sphere of oil and gas. During the years of independence, geopolitical and technical problems arose that influenced the development of the country. It is very important that the country went through complex trials, passed difficult times. Now it is also necessary to take into account certain difficult geopolitical situations in the regional aspect, to envisage the specificity of a possible market change. It is important to realize that a demarche aimed at energy development cannot happen, if I may say so, "smoothly". Against the backdrop of this forecast, special attention should be given to the development of the non-oil sector in promising directions for the country.