The Globalization of Russian Gas

Political and Commercial Catalysts

James Henderson, Director, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), UK, Visiting Professor, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and Arild Moe, Research Professor, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gazprom has dominated the Russian gas industry. However, the markets in which it operates have changed dramatically, with the company increasingly being challenged at home and abroad. At this critical moment, this insightful book analyses the involvement of the Russian gas industry in the changing international gas market and the dramatic implications for Russia’s role as a global supplier of gas in the future.

‘The topic of Russian gas has become deeply controversial, evoking passionate responses. James Henderson and Arild Moe do not fall into the trap of over-polarization, and provide a great analysis of the current situation.’
– Aurélie Bros, Harvard University, US

‘James Henderson and Arild Moe bring years of research on Russian gas to this examination of the interplay between domestic developments and global forces. They explain changing dynamics in the Russian market and the growing competition between Gazprom, Rosneft and Novatek. Having failed to take US shale gas and the EU’s liberalisation project seriously, they detail how Gazprom has gained from market competition. However, it is Novatek that has stolen a march in leading Russia’s drive to become a serious player in the global LNG market. This book is essential ready for everyone interested in the global gas market and the future of gas in Russia.’
– Michael Bradshaw, University of Warwick, UK

‘For energy and geopolitical practitioners, this valuable book provides an indispensable analysis of the importance of viewing Russian gas through European, Asian and global lenses, as the country becomes an increasingly important player not just in relation to pipeline gas, but also in the global LNG market.’
– Jonathan Stern, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK

2019 200 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 037 8 £99.00 £75.00 $99.00 $110.00

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