Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook in Former Soviet Union Countries, 2012 - Details of Operating and Planned Crude Oil, Petroleum Products and Natural Gas Pipelines to 2015
- Published: April 2012
- Region: Russia
Gazprom is the world’s single largest producer of natural gas, long acknowledged as a state-within-a-state. In 2005 it reached a turning point in its history when the Russian government reasserted its majority stakeholder position, whilst also continuing it’s own push to gain control over an increasing share of Russia’s energy complex overall. This timely report provides answers to questions such as: what do these movements mean for the future of the Russian energy sector? What will be the impact of state control over Gazprom on domestic and foreign shareholders? And what do these changes portend for the future of natural gas exploitation, production, distribution and the ultimate export of Russian gas to downstream consumers? And what will these changes mean to world? Part of the Russian Foreign Energy Policy Report series.
Introduction; 1. Russian energy dependency; 2 What is Gazprom?; 3. Gazprom and global energy; 4. Recent restructuring; 5. Confluence of Russian foreign and energy policy; 6. Gazprom management; 7. Mergers and acquisitions