Russian and CIS Gas Markets and Their Impact on Europe

Hardcover | December 2, 2009

EditorSimon Pirani

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This will be the first book to present an overview of the gas industry, and gas markets, across the CIS, which - despite their significance for global markets generally and Europe in particular - have been paid relatively little attention. Russia's clashes in 2006-07 with Ukraine and Belarus, which resulted in gas exports to Europe being interrupted, alerted a European and international audience to the need to understand the background to such disputes. The changes following the death of president Niyazov in Turkmenistan, the secondlargest CIS producer after Russia, has fuelled discussions about the growing importance of China as a consumer of CIS gas and of a "fourth corridor" to Europe avoiding Russia.All these things have heightened interest in the CIS not only as a significant producer and exporter of natural gas, but also a major consumer in its own right. In this book, experts with first-hand knowledge of the gas sector in the CIS provide an overview to the political economy of its marketsduring the 2000s, and discuss its prospects up to 2015.There are ten country chapters, on Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. These cover production, decision-making and regulation, and consumption and domestic market reform. Trading relations both between the CIS countries themselvesand with other markets, particularly those in Europe, are discussed, and a chapter on trade and transit discusses prices, export routes and transit costs, and infrastructure.

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This will be the first book to present an overview of the gas industry, and gas markets, across the CIS, which - despite their significance for global markets generally and Europe in particular - have been paid relatively little attention. Russia's clashes in 2006-07 with Ukraine and Belarus, which resulted in gas exports to Europe bei...

Simon Pirani is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. He writes about energy, politics and the economy of the former Soviet Union as a journalist. His publications include a working paper, Ukraine's Gas Sector (2007), and a monograph on Soviet history, The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920-24 (2008).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:December 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199554544

ISBN - 13:9780199554546

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Table of Contents

1. Simon Pirani: Introduction2. Jonathan Stern: Russia: the gas balance to 2015 - a difficult decade ahead?3. Simon Pirani: Ukraine: a gas dependent state4. Katja Yafimava: Belarus: the domestic gas market and relations with Russia5. Chloe Bruce and Katja Yafimava: Moldova's gas sector6. Julian Bowden: Azerbaijan: from gas importer to gas exporter7. Armen Yeghiazaryan: Armenia's gas markets8. Micheil Tokmazishvili and Julian Bowden: Georgia's gas sector9. Turkmenistan: an exporter in transition10. Shamil Yenikeyeff: Kazakhstan's gas sector11. Stanislav Zhukov: Uzbekistan: an internally oriented producer12. Tatiana Mitrova: Systemic reform issues13. Jonathan Stern and Simon Pirani: Russia, the CIS and Europe: gas trade and transit14. Simon Pirani: Conclusions