This brief paper analyzes the energy relations between Russia and its “new” energy partnerships – with China and Turkey – that the Kremlin tends to publicly promote as an alternative to energy relations with the West.
Russian Energy Policy
The Russian Energy Policy research axis whithin Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center focuses on the reshaping of the Russian energy landscape and its implications in terms of foreign policy.
Russia, as the fourth largest greenhouse-gas emitter in the world, and a major supplier of fossil fuels causing these emissions, played a decisive role in the enforcement of the Kyoto Protocol, the main instrument of global climate policy so far.
"Green Economy": Opportunities and Constraints for Russian Companies Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 79, August 2014
The article explores the importance of a transition to a “green economy” for Russia, as well as the potential opportunities and constraints for its national businesses.
The construction of what is nowadays called European energy policy is an ongoing process that officially started with the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, and has not yet been entirely finalized. It took several decades to move from a Community composed of six...
Rosneft, Gazprom and the Government: the Decision-making Triangle on Russia's Energy Policy Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 75, March 2014
Russia finds itself exposed to many risks in the fast-moving global revolution in energy affairs, and cannot avail of its opportunities despite its unique combination of natural resources and experience in their exploitation. It has entered the phase of economic stagnation, and the under...
On 1 December 2013 a law on the export liberalization of liquefied natural gas (LNG) came into legal force in Russia. The law allows some categories of companies other than Russia's state gas giant Gazprom and its subsidiary companies to have LNG export rights.
Governors, Oligarchs, and Siloviki: Oil and Power in Russia Russia.Nei.Visions, No. 68, February 2013
The contest for control of Russia's oil industry has been an integral feature of the country's politics ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
This study is part of a series being published by the joint CSIS/IFRI project 'Europe, Russia, and the United States: Finding a New Balance,' which seeks to reframe the trilateral relationship for the relevant policymaking communities. The CSIS/IFRI joint project seeks to reframe the...
Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Bellwether of Russia's Investment Climate? "Russie.Nei.Visions", No. 31, June 2008
The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), a shipper-owned oil pipeline carrying Caspian oil to Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossyisk, remains to this day the only oil export pipeline on Russian territory that is not under the control of the state company Transneft. Completed in 2001, the CPC...
EU Gas Liberalization as a Driver of Gazprom's Strategies? "Russie.Nei.Visions", No. 26, February 2008
Russia and Gazprom's natural gas strategies on the European market are the result of the uncertainties (volumes, prices) created by the liberalization of the EU natural gas market. The company's policy of asset acquisition, begun at the end of the 1990s, the multiplication of export networks,...