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Regulation of Oil and Gas Sector in 2008 and Prospects for 2009 Product Image

Regulation of Oil and Gas Sector in 2008 and Prospects for 2009

  • Published: January 2009
  • Region: Russia
  • 63 Pages
  • National Energy Security Fund

This traditional report summarises the key developments in the oil and gas industry this year.

The year 2008 has proved very complicated and controversial. A sharp rise in oil prices was replaced with an equally dramatic fall in them. Vladimir Putin moved to the office of prime minister and reshuffled the entire system of administration in the sector. A radical tax reform began. The operating rules for non-residents changed. Wars between state companies and redistribution of property were in full swing.

The new report offers an in-depth discussion of the following subjects:

- Economic situation in the industry
- New political system of administration in the oil and gas sector: first outputs
- Changes in the export strategy
- Non-residents in Russia
- Foreign expansion of Russian energy companies
- Scenarios with different levels of oil prices


Chapter 1. Economic Situation in Sector

Chapter 2. New Political System of Administration in Oil and Gas Sector: First Outputs
2.1. Role of Putin as Prime Minister in the Sector
2.2. Activities of Igor Sechin as Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Energy
2.3. Changes in Ministries Responsible for Oil and Gas

Chapter 3. Fight for Determination of Export Strategy
3.1. «Wars of Pipelines»: BPS-2vs. ESPO
3.2. End of Formation of Pro-Chinese and Pro-European «Parties» in Russian Fuel and Energy Sector

Chapter 4. Wars between State Companies
4.1. «Eastern Front» and Offshore «Battles of Giants»
4.2. Fight Between State Companies over Access to UGSS

Chapter 5. Personnel Policy in State Companies
5.1. Staff Wars in Gazprom
5.2. Staff Wars in Rosneft

Chapter 6. Foreign Expansion of Russian Energy Companies
6.1. Energy Co-operation with the West
6.2. …. and Its «Alternative »

Chapter 7. Non-residents in Russia: Unexpected Opportunities

Chapter 8. Forecast of Key Development Trends in Russian Fuel and Energy strong

- Gazprom
- Rosneft

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