International Programs

 The ENERPO journal was established in 2013 and is a publication put out by the Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO) program at European University at St. Petersburg. The goal of ENERPO Journal is to bring exposure to the ENERPO program and shed light on the latest developments in the oil, gas, and renewables industries in a way befitting both expert and casual readership. Contributing authors are primarily students and faculty with the occasional outside expert writer.


You can read all ENERPO Journal issues below: 

  • April 2018 (Vol 6, issue 1-2)

    In this issue: Climate Conference in Bonn: An Insider’s View Maxim Titov The 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) took place in Bonn, Germany, in October 2017. Maxim Titov, Executive Director of the ENERPO Research Center, was one of the many high-level attendees of the conference. In order to gain some insider’s view of the conference, we met with Titov to talk about his takeaways and general experience. Interview was conducted by Irina Mironova. Natural Gas Hubs in the Asia Pacific Region: A Bi-Product of National Gas Market Developments? Jinsok Sung, Irina Mironova The Asia Pacific is the one of the largest natural gas consuming and importing regions in the world. Nevertheless, domestic markets in the Asia Pacific are at an early stage of liberalization compared to the North American and European markets; the Japanese, Chinese and South Korean natural gas markets have been liberalized gradually. Recently they have accelerated ...
  • June 2017 (Vol. 5, Iss. 2)

    Contents CONFERENCE REPORT Clean Energy Forum 2016: Finding a Balance for Sustainable Development in Russia Irina Mironova, Alberto Perego November 10, 2016, saw the annual ENERPO conference at the European University at Saint Petersburg. This year’s conference, the Clean Energy Forum, embraced the topic: “Russian Economy, Energy and Environment: How to Find A Balance for Sustainable Development?” This report by Irina Mironova and Alberto Perego sums up the happenings of the conference, giving an insight into the Russian renewables sector, both in terms of domestic development as well as vis a vis the COP 21 or the Paris Agreement. Key words: Paris Agreement, Russia, renewables, RES, COP 21 ANALYSIS Russian Hydrocarbon Development in the Arctic in Spite of Sanctions Glenda Pavon-Suriel The development of hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic shelf is a topic of increasing interest. This is in light of the effects of climate change in the region and recent findings of enormous resource p ...
  • ENERPO Journal: Call for Papers

    ENERPO Journal announces call for papers for October and December issues of 2017. The Journal accepts articles written in English on the subjects of energy security, energy economics, energy policy and the role of various fuels in the energy system.
  • October 2016 (Vol. 5, Iss. 1)

    Contents: Olga Gerasimchuk, who is currently pursuing her PhD in Economics at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) at Paris, focussed on Russia's natural gas export policy in Asia Pacific in the 1990ies. This article discusses Russian attempts throughout the 1990ies to involve Asia Pacific countries in close gas cooperation, with a particular emphasis on the Kovykta project development, and the construction of a long-distance natural gas pipeline connecting Russia, China, and South Korea. Zachary Waller, ENERPO graduate and former ENERPO Journal Assistant Editor, looks at the perspectives of Iran's oil industry. Since the lifting of sanctions in 2015, Iran has been working to re-enter the global economy. This paper takes a long-term view of the sanctions, asking what has historically motivated the West to take such coercive — or even punitive — action. Zachary concludes optimistically, arguing that production is on the upswing and European banks have ...
  • June 2016 (Vol. 4, Iss. 3)

    Contents ANALYSIS: China's Possible Accession to the ECT: Benefits and Obstacles Lina Nagell ANALYSIS: Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs): Azerbaijan's Practice Fatma Babayeva OPINION: Russian Approaches at COP21 and the Disproportionate Reaction by the West Michael Roh Workshop Review: Russia and Iran: Past, Present and Future Zachary Waller and Gevorg Avetikyan
  • February 2016 (Vol. 4, Iss. 2)

    Russian LNG in Asia Pacific under Low Price Market Environment by Jinsok Sung; Yamal LNG: The Implications of the Sanctions Regime by Patrick Osborne; Lithuania: Energy Security Through Liberalization by Aaron Wood; Myanmar’s Energy Sector: An Overview by Alissa Nicole Thompson
  • ENERPO Journal Call for Papers

    ENERPO Journal announces call for papers for May and August issues of 2016. The Journal accepts articles written in English on the subjects of energy security, energy economics, energy policy and the role of various fuels in the energy system. More specifically, the Journal seeks to cover topics such as: Analysis of regional markets for fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) Analysis of policies and initiatives concerning fuel substitution, the transition to a ‘greener’ fuel mix The role of energy resources in the Russian economy Russian domestic market reforms for liquid fuels, natural gas, coal and electricity Russia’s relations with key producing/exporting countries Russia’s relations with key importers of fossil fuels Recurring geopolitical crises in Eurasia (including, but not limited to, the post-Soviet space, Russia-EU, Central Asia, China and the Middle East) Technology and innovation in fossil fuel production and implications for the cost of production and supply; upstream ...
  • November 2015 (Vol. 4, Iss. 1)

    CONFERENCE REPORT. Russia in Changing Global Markets: New Challenges and Opportunities - Irina Mironova, Michael Roh; ANALYSIS. Rethinking the Role of Gasification and Electrification in ASEAN Energy Security Initiatives - Cory Cox; VIEWPOINT. IMF Distorts Energy Subsidy Facts to Vilify the Fossil Fuel Sector - Jerry Byers; ANALYSIS. South Caucasian Factor In Russia’s Security of Gas Demand - Konstantin Golub; WORKSHOP REVIEW. ENERPO Workshop Series: Maxim Titov on Russia’s Energy Efficiency - Michael Camarda
  • August 2015 (Vol. 3, Iss. 4)

    ANALYSIS. Iran versus Russia: Perspectives of Competition in the European Gas Market – Dimitri Papamichaïl ANALYSIS. Renewable Energy in India: A Work in Progress – Julie Jojo Nielen VIEWPOINT. TAPI Pipeline: Why It Should Remain Just a Pipedream – Giovanni Pagotto VIEWPOINT. Russia-China Gas Deal: A Win-Win – Jerry Byers
  • May 2015 (Vol. 3, Iss. 3)

    ANALYSIS. Klaipeda LNG: Destined for Exports? – Sean Berwald VIEWPOINT. Estonia's First LNG Terminal: What Can the Country Learn from Lithuania’s Experience with LNG at Klaipeda? – Vreni Veskimägi ENERGY ECONOMY SERIES. The Philippines – Joe Ralbovsky WORKSHOP REVIEW. Davide Tabarelli: Italian Energy Security and the Missing South Stream – Filippo Verdolini