Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

May 22 2015

Russia Carries On With Turkish Stream Pipeline

Regardless of the political and financial obstacles, Russia will start work on its new natural gas pipeline in June, and Turkey stands to benefit.
May 19 2015

Russia: Gazprom Cuts Natural Gas Production Forecast For 2015

Russia’s state-controlled natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, will cut its production plan for 2015 to 450 billion cubic meters because of decreasing demand due to warm weather, company officials said, Reuters reported May 19.
May 01 2015

Turkmenistan: Natural Gas Could Reach Europe Through Iran

Europe could import natural gas from Turkmenistan via Iran, EU energy boss Maros Sefcovic said May 1, EU Business reported.
Apr 24 2015

EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom

The Russian energy giant's influence is weakening in Europe and at home.
Apr 22 2015

Russia: EU Accuses Gazprom Of Overcharging Eastern Europe

After two years of investigation, EU antitrust regulators charged Russia's Gazprom with abusing its dominance in Eastern Europe, Reuters reported April 22.
Apr 13 2015

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Forecast 2015

As economic crises persist in the second quarter, the United States will expand its foreign policy options in managing the Middle East and Russia.
Apr 07 2015

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

The diminishing animosity between Washington and Tehran will weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies in Europe and Moscow's political clout in the Middle East.
Mar 31 2015

Turkmenistan Feels the Weight of Russia's Economic Woes

Ashgabat has set itself apart from its neighbors, but it has been unable to escape the negative economic effects of a declining Russia.
Mar 24 2015

Turkmenistan Faces Unprecedented Challenges in 2015

The risk of instability does not seriously threaten the government's survival, but it will force Ashgabat to act more cautiously in its foreign policy.
Mar 10 2015

Turkey Is Central to the Russia-Europe Energy Standoff

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline will help the European Union diversify away from Russia.
Mar 04 2015

Russia's Ambition in Central Europe Exceeds Its Capability

Moscow wants to expand its influence, but it will be limited by its financial reality.
Mar 02 2015

The EU Moves to Decrease Its Reliance on Russia

Moscow frequently uses energy to influence EU member nations, but a new proposal aims to end the trend.

Since 2003, the Kremlin has aggressively reconsolidated state control over its energy sector and demonstrated an increased willingness to use energy as a tool to influence countries that depend on its resources. Many of those countries have attempted to diversify from Russian energy dependence, but Moscow continues to hold considerable influence.

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