Monday 21 January 2013

Consumers as players in the Russian gas sector

The economic crisis of the last four years has significantly impacted the three main markets for Russian gas – the domestic market, the CIS importers (Ukraine and others) and the European market. In an Oxford Energy Comment, downloadable here, I outline the increasingly powerful role being played by consumers, from European and Russian energy companies to Ukrainian households.

A hard road to travel

The Oil Road by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello takes "a perceptive, unusual view of the sweat, blood and tears" involved in the opening-up of an oil corridor from Azerbaijan to Europe, I have written in a review in International Affairs, downloadable here. There is information from the authors here.