Book Cover
Author Jervalidze, Liana

Title Georgia : Russian foreign energy policy and implications for Georgia's energy security / Liana Jervalidze
Published London : GMB, 2006
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Global market briefings
Global market briefings.
Contents Title; Copyright; Contents; About the Author; Executive Summary; 1. Russia's energy policy and its implications for Georgian industrial consumers and network operations, 1992-1995; Gas supply contracts with Turkmenistan; Destabilization in Azerbaijan: another reason for failed shipment of goods for Turkmen gas supplies between 1993 and 1994; Currency shortage: another reason for non-payment of Turkmen gas supplies; Growing debts for regularly reduced supplies; Terrorist acts against energy enterprises and pipelines; Problems of Turkmen gas volumes and quality; Internal debt
Azeri gas shipment to Turkey and growing political instability in GeorgiaRepeated attempts to take over Georgian enterprises in 2002; Terrorist acts, bombs and sabotage; Drift towards Russia; Results of Russia's regional and energy policy from 1995 to 2002; 3. Gazprom in Georgia: a new geopolitical game; Gazprom in neighbouring states and Iran; Georgia's official position on Gazprom; Interest group promoting Gazprom; The new political leadership; Attempted privatization of gas enterprises; Tbilgazi; Rustavi Chemicals Engineering Plant Azot
Gazprom's attempt to privatize Georgia's pipeline network: a geopolitical game with Iranian gas transitGeorgia's official stand vis-à-vis the Iranian Gas transit issue; Results of Russia's foreign and regional policy in 2002- 2005 on developments in Georgia; Appendix 1. Georgia's main gas pipelines; Appendix 2. Gas consumption in Tbilgazi, capital city gas distribution company; Appendix 3. Transit gas pipelines in the Caspian and Black Sea regions; Notes and references; About the series: Russian foreign energy policy reports
Results of Russia's foreign and energy policy on Georgia2. Russia's energy policy and implications for Georgian industrial consumers and the Georgian energy network: 1995-2002; Emergence of Itera as the exclusive supplier of Turkmen gas to Georgia; Itera in Georgia's gas distribution: from Interpac and Intergas to Itera Georgia; Signs of corruption: the Georgian-Russian gas trade from 1996 to 2002; Itera and Georgian enterprise debt; 1998-1999: crucial years for the trans-Caspian pipeline project and the privatization of Georgia's energy industry; Privatization of energy enterprises, 1998
Summary Annotation This report shows that as Georgia has restructured its energy sector, the new Russian and Georgian political elites exerted their influence, particularly through the participation of Russian gas company Itera in privatizations of Georgian gas enterprises. And how, over the past few years, Russian-Georgian business groups with their offshore capital have been working to monopolise the Georgian economy and Russia's gas industry has been consolidating its hold over the CIS pipeline infrastructure, particularly through the expansion of Gazprom. However, Gazprom failed to take control of Georgia's pipeline infrastructure and Georgia is insistent on developing its pipeline potential in order to boost its role as a transit route to Europe, Turkey and Iran. Part of the Russian Foreign Energy Policy Report series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Energy policy -- Georgia (Republic)
National security -- Georgia (Republic)
Georgia (Republic) -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Georgia (Republic)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1905050356 (Trade Paper)
1905050844 (electronic bk.)
9781905050840 (electronic bk.)