President Putin’s comment that Russia will study the possibility of creating a “gas-OPEC” created a wave of newspaper headlines. Jonathan Stern argues that gas-OPEC is a distraction from much more important issues which have recently emerged in gas trade between Russia and Europe.
In 2006, security of European gas supply became a very topical subject following the cuts in Russian supplies to Ukraine in the first days of the year which had the consequence of restricting the availability of supplies to some European countries. Much of the subsequent discourse has been concerned with ‘the arithmetic of gas security’ […]
Natural gas production in the markets of organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD) countries such as North America and Europe is beginning to decline, while demand for gas is boosted by new investments in gas-fired power generation, and by increased environmental awareness. The need to import gas, and henceforth to trade it internationally, has […]
J. Henderson, 'important to Kremlin that Rosneft remains a strong company as foreign & domestic policy relies on it' https://t.co/p6yFcWbEiO
'... a must-read for scholars of the EU or anyone interested in energy as a source of conflict or cooperation'… https://t.co/0QykN2hnU6
Jonathan Stern, 'Mediterranean gas investors run the risk their assets could be stranded by political disagreements' https://t.co/D8RnwdqN1b