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The Energy Charter Early Warning Mechanism: 2014 Russia-Ukraine-EU Transit Issues

Article by Dr. Urban Rusnák, Secretary General, and Iryna De Meyer, Energy Charter Secretariat

Since 2005, Naftogaz and Gazprom, major state-owned gas companies in Ukraine and Russia, have been involved in political and economic conflicts on the terms and conditions of natural gas supplies to Ukraine and on the natural gas transit to the European Union (EU). Before the crisis in 2014, the conflicts which generated the most international attention occurred in 2006 and 2009.

This article will be published in the next issue of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL)