Cover Osteuropa 11/2008

In Osteuropa 11/2008

Russia’s Energy Exports
Potentials, Strategies, Perspectives

Hella Engerer

Deutsche Fassung


Russia’s oil and natural gas exports are of great importance for Europe’s energy supplies. The future extent and direction of supplies will depend on Russia’s energy policy as well as its export strategies. The amount of exports mentioned in prognoses can only be achieved if energy efficiency in Russia increases, coal replaces natural gas, price controls are eliminated, and considerable investments are made in the energy sector. Given the investment climate in Russia and the effects of the financial crisis, such forecasts are open to doubt.

(Osteuropa 11/2008, pp. 111–128)