New global gas order or energy blackmail?

Tatyana Mitrova, Head, Centre for International Energy Markets Studies, Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

1974 – Born in Irkutsk, East Siberia
1994 – Graduates, Moscow State University
1998 – Joins energy research institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
2004 – Receives PhD in economics, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow
2006 – Head, centre for international energy markets studies, Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Today we will talk about the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries. Energy ministers from the world’s largest natural gas exporters gathered in Moscow on Tuesday to forge closer ties. Western consumers are anxious over rumours that this forum is about to become a sort of “gas OPEC”. Gas exporting countries deny that they are creating an OPEC-style cartel. But what's in the making anyway? We’ll be discussing it with Tatyana Mitrova from the Energy Research Institute in Moscow.