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China-Russia Energy Relations: Key Drivers and Implications

Past Event

April 8, 2015

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion on China-Russia Energy Relations: Key Drivers and Implications.

In May 2014, one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers, Russia, agreed to supply China, the world’s largest energy consumer, with over $400 billion dollars worth of natural gas over 30 years. Six months later in November 2014, Russian and Chinese state-owned oil and gas companies agreed to an MOU that if implemented, would double the value of the deal signed in May. These agreements, which reflect a broader trend of growing energy ties between China and Russia, raise a series of questions, including:
What were the key drivers for the May and November deals, and what do these agreements portend for Sino-Russian energy and bilateral relations? How does it fit within the broader political and energy relationship between the two countries?
What is the broader impact of the deal for natural gas markets, in Asia and Europe specifically?
How do Western sanctions and Russia’s current economic woes affect the contours and potential implementation of the May and November deals? On energy cooperation more broadly?

To help address these questions, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will provide brief opening remarks and moderate a panel discussion featuring:

Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Erica Downs, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group
James Henderson, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies
Morena Skalamera, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Registration is required for in-person attendance.This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at: energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration is required to view the livestream).

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~3 to 5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

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