Russia versus Gazprom
Rising domestic demand and the depletion of traditional gas-fields mean that Russia will have to make choices as to where to send its gas. But the priorities of profit-hungry Gazprom and the Russian government often conflict – a trend likely to be exacerbated by the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West.
Nazrin Mehdiyeva is a gas consultant and Russian/ CIS specialist at Pöyry Energy Consulting. She is based in Oxford.