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At crossroads. Current problems of Russia’s gas sector
At crossroads. Current problems of Russia’s gas sector

Author(s): Szymon Kardaś
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Russia;Russian Federation (RF);gas sector;energy security;energy sector;
Summary/Abstract: The Russian gas sector has found itself in a difficult situation. The mounting challenges and problems are primarily the consequence of the sector’s politicisation, the growing rivalry between Gazprom and the so-called independent gas producers, changes on external gas markets and the absence of reforms, which have been repeatedly postponed. Because Gazprom serves as an internal and foreign policy instrument and a source of revenues for the Russian elite, economic calculations or the interests of the sector as a whole have often been ignored by the state. This has led to problems in the gas production sector and challenges in external markets. // The purpose of this paper is to present the current condition of the Russian gas sector and its prospects. To a limited extent, the paper also discusses the wider context of the changes that occurred in the Russian gas sector in the years 2000-2016.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-62936-98-4
  • Page Count: 71
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English
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