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Irina Mironova

Biography

Senior Lecturer at ENERPO Program (European University at Saint Petersburg), analyst at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a correspondent at the European Energy Review (Amsterdam-based online energy analysis platform). Irina holds MA degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen and BA degree in Oriental Studies from the Ural State University. Irina's current research focuses on pricing mechanisms and contract structures in international gas markets.

10.03.2016

What US energy exports to Europe mean for Russia

What US energy exports to Europe mean for Russia

With the U.S. starting to export oil and gas to Europe in late February, this fresh export of American energy to the European market might have significant implications for Russia’s energy producers

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22.10.2015

Russia and the new geopolitics of oil

Russia and the new geopolitics of oil

The changing structure of the global oil trade – which includes new roles for Russia and Saudi Arabia and the rise of non-state actors such as ISIS – has important implications for Russia’s energy industry

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21.08.2015

Russia could be the biggest casualty of falling oil prices

Russia could be the biggest casualty of falling oil prices

With global oil prices showing no signs of strengthening anytime soon, the Kremlin needs to come up with a new plan for the Russian energy sector that takes into account both sanctions and a new era of cheaper energy

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04.02.2015

Turkish Stream: Another geopolitical bluff from the Kremlin?

Turkish Stream: Another geopolitical bluff from the Kremlin?

With Russia and Turkey starting technical implementation of the Turkish Stream pipeline this week, the project might become another geopolitical trump card in the hands of the Kremlin in its negotiations with the EU

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29.12.2014

6 key events for the Russian energy sector in 2014

6 key events for the Russian energy sector in 2014

The economic landscape for the Russian energy sector changed dramatically over the past 12 months, primarily due to a steep fall in oil prices to their lowest level since 2008

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05.12.2014

How sinking oil prices could sink Russia's economy

How sinking oil prices could sink Russia's economy

With oil prices plummeting to five-year lows, there is now growing concern that lower oil prices could undermine Russia’s economic development in the future

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19.09.2014

Japan weighs the pros and cons of imposing sanctions on Russia

Japan weighs the pros and cons of imposing sanctions on Russia

Japan’s decision of whether or not to impose additional new sanctions on Russia could have long-run implications for energy cooperation between Russia and Japan, especially in the gas sector

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03.06.2014

Russia's gas deal with China is huge. Here's why

Russia's gas deal with China is huge. Here's why

In many ways, the Gazprom-CNPC deal is reminiscent of the Soviet Union’s first gas deal with Europe back in the 1970s. And we all know how that turned out

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19.05.2014

Just how stable is Russia's energy future?

Just how stable is Russia's energy future?

At the International Energy Forum Ministerial in Moscow, experts discussed the key factors influencing the future of global energy security, including the looming threat of Western energy sanctions

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