Europe's Strategic Dependence on Russian Energy
Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ariel Cohen
Keywords: Europe; gas OPEC; Rosneft; Gazpromneft
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.