The Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center and Energy & Environment Program, as part of their Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative, held a discussion on EU-Russia energy relations and gas pricing with David Koranyi and Adnan Vatansever, coauthors of a new Council issue brief, “Lowering the Price of Russian Gas: A Challenge for European Energy Security.” The brief was released at the event.
The authors discussed the long-term trends in Russia’s gas market and outlined how the market will affect Russia’s relationships with its neighbors over the next decade. The conversation covered Gazprom’s fears about and the realities around physical security of the energy supply, and the political and psychological barriers to European-Russian relations. The discussants also covered Russia’s continuing price negotiations with China. Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson moderated the discussion.