Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Belarus Connection: Exporting Russian Gas to Germany and Poland, The

Working Paper

David G. Victor
Nadejda M. Victor

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Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #26, May 2004

In the early 1990s the giant Soviet enterprise of Gazprom began work on a new project to export gas across Belarus to Poland and Germany. Close examination of this project offers crucial insights into the potential for Russia's future gas exports because it was the first (and so far only) large new Russian gas pipeline project constructed after the dissolution of the CMEA system and the Soviet Union.