Ben McPherson is an energy policy analyst working for the Brussels Energy Club and the Energy Charter Secretariat. He focuses on the northern Middle East and Russian spheres, researching and writing on conflict and energy relations in the South Caucasus, Turkey, and Russia. Mr McPherson has years of experience with natural gas pipelines all over the United States, primarily involving environmental regulation. Motivated by a great interest in analysis and the EU political system, he transitioned his career to Europe in 2011.
The sale of a 19.5 percent stake in the Russian energy giant Rosneft is a serious signal about the future direction of the nation’s economy as well as Russia’s ability to withstand international sanctionsRead more
Russia has proposed a number of energy projects in the Far East that could lead to a greater presence in the important East Asian market, as well as improved ties with neighbors such as China and JapanRead more