For a long time I've thought it would be important to have a thread on the state of Energy in Azerbaijan. I thought it was important seeing how their natural energy is the only thing keeping that artificial backward wasteland afloat. It composes a super majority of their GDP, and is the only leverage they have in the international sphere. Their vast superiority in GDP and defense spending is what limits Armenia's options so greatly, and what makes Armenia so short on options in foreign policy. After having done research for the past few months, and seeing how their oil is on the decline and their natural gas is on the rise, I thought it was a very good time to start a thread on the topic. I will post the most relevant articles and information I've found in recent months to try to put together the best estimate of the current energy situation in Azerbaijan, and what we can expect in the near future. Some of these articles might be repetitions of what I've posted in other threads in recent weeks.