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EnergySourceMay 3, 2022
Gazprom set the Russian invasion of Ukraine in motion
By Alan Riley
Gazprom's actions in the months leading up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine can only be interpreted as stage-setting maneuvers to deter European involvement. Its willingness to abdicate its commercial responsibilities raises serious questions about Europe's future business with Russian energy companies.
EnergySourceMar 16, 2022
The EU should stop Putin from paying for his war with an oil levy
By Alan Riley
An EU levy on Russian oil could serve a dual purpose. It could stabilize energy markets and mitigate the impact on the average EU consumer while, at the same time, stripping Putin of the oil rents that fund his aggression in Ukraine.
Alan Riley is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. He is also a professor at City Law School. City University advises governments, EU institutions, NGOs, and corporations on major strategic problems in relation to abuse of dominance, price-fixing, and merger cases concerning strategic problems in the global and European energy markets.
Additionally, he is an associate senior research fellow of the Institute for Statecraft and is a regular guest columnist on competition and energy law issues with the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Financial Times. Professor Riley is a regular contributor to topical programs in the media, including a recent BBC appearance to discuss the implications of the European Union’s investigation into the Gazprom case.