The consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster are still a permanent element of the economic, environmental and social situation of Ukraine.
The increasing availability of LNG translates into growing competition for the traditional suppliers of natural gas to the EU market, including Russia’s Gazprom.
It is now difficult to say that Russia is following a coherent oil strategy vis-a-vis the EU.
It is rather unlikely that any of the ‘southern’ projects announced by Russia will be implemented in the next few years.
Energy cooperation is and will remain the most important component of Russian-Chinese economic relations.
The LNG terminal puts Gazprom under pressure as the Russian company remains an important gas supplier for Lithuania.
The geographical structure of gas imports to Ukraine in 2015 confirms that Kyiv has succeeded in reducing its dependence on Russia.
Turkmenistan’s decision to start work on the TAPI is a product of its failure to diversify its natural gas exports.
The crisis in EU-Russia relations over Ukraine has made the two players interested in the Southern Gas Corridor once again.
The agreement concerning Nord Stream-2 represents a success for Russia; it accomplishes the strategic goals of Russian gas policy in Europe.