Institutional Weaknesses of Intra-FSU Gas Trade
Article from: OGEL 4 (2006), in National and International Issues in Natural Gas Development
The term "gas war" has been progressively integrated into the political language of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. The term materialized after a number of disputes between Russia and the transit states, Belarus and Ukraine in particular, on tariffs and supply. In the case of the conflict between Russia and Belarus in February 2004, gas supplies going to Poland and Germany were disturbed. In 2005-2006, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict over tariffs and supply reduced transit supplies to Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Croatia. Hence, the instability of contractual relations ...