Excellent points! These issues are mainly regional in nature.<quoted text>
This is why Europe intervened in Libya Civil war as there is a gas pipeline running from Libya to Europe.
The only problem the capacity of pipelines from north Africa to Europe is not that significant when compared to what they buy from Russia .
This is why the stability of North Africa is something vital for the EU as it could use it to decrease dependence on Russian gas and for that reason Turkey is playing in that region now.
We have reached a point in geo-politics were two countries can be friends and enemies at the same time .
For instance China and Russia are in alliance when it comes to syria but when it comes to central asia both of them are in a war as China is competing with Russia over gas reserves in central asian countries.
You see how things are complicated , when you look at a conflict always study the energy impact on it as its what really determines these days how countries become friends of enemies .