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Europe's Strategic Dependence on Russian Energy

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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ariel Cohen

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Energy (Energy policy)

Keywords: Europe; gas OPEC; Rosneft; Gazpromneft

Type: Report

Coverage: Russia (Federation) Europe


Russia is consolidating its grip on oil and gas: the economic lifeblood of Europe. The U.S. and Europe should support new transit lines that bypass Russia, and European countries should cooperate strategically to ensure their energy security. The U.S. and its European allies must combine their efforts to find and implement innovative ways to reduce energy dependence on Russia.