Energy security

Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


This chapter locates the analysis in the broader energy security debate and to outline the background conditions within which the case studies sit as part of a Eurasian gas supply conundrum. Energy security discourse is marked by the occasions on which the circuitry of interdependencies between producers and consumers has tripped – the events of 1973, 2006, and 2009 provide examples. An uneven distribution of hydrocarbon deposits connected to a patchwork of consumer markets through largely static transit systems establishes a chessboard of entrenched interests that need to be balanced between importers, exporters, policymakers and industry.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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