Russia's Pipelines: towards oil and gas export diversification to Asia
Article from: OGEL 3 (2011), in Pipelines
Access to pipelines is one of the crucial factors for energy markets. Without access to transport infrastructures, energy resources cannot be easily commercialized. Moreover, there is an ever-increasing importance of open sea terminals, which are necessary to export oil and LNG tankers to the world markets. At the same time, investments into pipeline infrastructure condition long term political priorities in energy trade. Here, Russia's strategy of accessing Asian markets is analyzed. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, two challenges emerged: first, is the transition towards ...