argued May 31. And Moscow has strengthened its hand still further by seeking to have the oil and gas go through existing pipelines into Europe, thus bringing fees to the countries through which the petroleum will flow. But the paper suggested that Moscow’s new influence might be short-lived: Baku may agree to Moscow’s demands in the short-term but turn to the Iranian or Turkish routes in the future. Azerbaijan’s recent, hitherto unpublicized, commencement of production from a new gas field may provide Baku with additional incentives in this direction, Segodnya said May 27.
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