KOĎOUSKOVÁ, Hedvika and Martin JIRUŠEK. Is Gazprom Pushing East? Exploring Gazprom´s Behavioural Patterns in the Asian Market. The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS). 2016, vol. 10, No 1, p. 110-133. ISSN 1802-548X.
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Original name Is Gazprom Pushing East? Exploring Gazprom´s Behavioural Patterns in the Asian Market
Authors KOĎOUSKOVÁ, Hedvika (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Martin JIRUŠEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS), 2016, 1802-548X.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/16:00089720
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Keywords in English Russia; Eastern Energy Policy; Strategic Approach to Energy Security; Gazprom; Power of Siberia
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Hedvika Koďousková, Ph.D., učo 103008. Changed: 31/5/2016 12:08.
Abstract
This article examines whether the Russian Eastern Energy Policy (EEP) corresponds to the widely shared perception that Russia uses energy resources as part of its domestic and foreign policy goals and to assess the role of Gazprom in Russias overall governmental strategy. For this purpose, we have developed an ideal energy policy model grounded in the theoretical premises of realism—a so-called strategic approach to energy security. We will specify major features of strategic behaviour and their manifestations in reality (indicators), which are then searched in the Russian EEP in general and in Sino-Russian gas supply negotiations in particular. Research has shown that the Russian EEP largely corresponds with the theoretical model. One distinctive feature of this policy includes strengthening the role of state in the energy sector through Russias state-owned energy companies, to the detriment of foreign players. The Russian government has also significantly interfered in Gazproms external energy policy, especially after Putins 2012 reelection. However, Moscows policy framework is not the only factor which affects the future direction of Gazprom, as the company cannot be considered to be solely an instrument of the Russian government. Despite governmental pressure during negotiations with China, Gazprom has repeatedly demonstrated its determination to gain adequate profits from projects running eastward. The company also took into account both its position vis-a-vis domestic and overseas rivals as well as negative consequences in case of loss of future markets, if negotiations with China would be unsuccessful.
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