Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Jul 31 2015

Russia, Turkey: Turkish Stream Negotiations Suspended

Turkey has suspended talks with Russia over the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Trend reported July 31, citing Haberturk.
Jul 17 2015

Russia: Energy Minister To Meet With OPEC Chief

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet with OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri in Moscow to discuss oil markets and Iran on July 30, the minister said July 17, Reuters reported.
Jul 08 2015

Ukraine, Russia Will Eventually Strike a Natural Gas Deal

As a result of differences over pricing, a natural gas cutoff from Russia to Ukraine that began July 1 could last until early winter.
Jul 08 2015

Why Ukraine Can Live Without Russian Gas for Now

A deal restoring natural gas supplies to Ukraine is likely before winter.
Jul 01 2015

Ukraine: Flow Of Russian Natural Gas Stopped

As of July 1, Ukraine has stopped receiving natural gas from Russia, Sputnik and Interfax reported, citing a spokesman from Ukrainian state-owned natural gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz.
Jun 19 2015

Greece, Russia: Leaders Sign Agreement On Turkish Stream

Russia and Greece have signed a cooperation agreement on continuing the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Tass reported June 19.
Jun 01 2015

Serbia Looks West to Weaken Russia's Energy Dominance

The country needs Western governments to invest in its energy infrastructure.
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.
Overview

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.

Key Analysis

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