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Russian Energy Policy

Close up of Moscow oil refinery in Kapotnya district, Russia

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.


Director of Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center


Project Officer, Russia / Eurasia Center

Florian VIDAL

Associate Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

Bobo LO

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center


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. 


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...


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...


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...

By: Catherine LOCATELLI

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,...

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