African energy reserves and Russia’s interest in the continent

Authors: S.R. Tsokiev (Belkamneft OJSC, RF, Izhevsk)

Key words: The oil resources of African continent. The gas resources of African continent. China's energy strategy in Africa. Usa's energy strategy in Africa. Russian energy strategy in Africa.

Second decade of 21st century carries many aspects: global crisis, slowdown of globalization, dynamical changes of World’s superpowers , therefore, inevitable changes in privatization on a global scale. In this context huge role plays practical interest of energy resources of Africa and a clash of interests of two superpowers- USA and China. Russian energy companies has its own global interests, and its crucial part is also in Africa. This is why for them, practical interest can be represented as an overall picture of energy resources on that continent and some tendencies of its exploration of leading companies from those countries which hold the position of a superpower.

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Key words: The oil resources of African continent. The gas resources of African continent. China's energy strategy in Africa. Usa's energy strategy in Africa. Russian energy strategy in Africa.

Second decade of 21st century carries many aspects: global crisis, slowdown of globalization, dynamical changes of World’s superpowers , therefore, inevitable changes in privatization on a global scale. In this context huge role plays practical interest of energy resources of Africa and a clash of interests of two superpowers- USA and China. Russian energy companies has its own global interests, and its crucial part is also in Africa. This is why for them, practical interest can be represented as an overall picture of energy resources on that continent and some tendencies of its exploration of leading companies from those countries which hold the position of a superpower.

References

1. Oil and gas in the African continent, Oil of Russia, URL: http://www.oilru.com/or/45/941/

2. America, Africa and Oil, URL: http://www.markswatson.com/afrioil.html

3. Oil in Africa, 29.12.2005, URL: http://www.boston.com/news/specials/oil_q_a/

4. Nigeria and her membership of OPEC, AfricaEconomicAnalysis, URL: http://www.africaeconomicanalysis.org/articles/gen/opec.html

5.. BP statistical review of world energy, 06.2011, URL: http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/globalbp/globalbp_uk_english/reports_and_publications/statistical_energy_review_2011/STAGING/local_assets/pdf/statistical_review_of_world_energy_full_report_2011.pdf

6. Chad/Cameroon development project, Development history, URL: http://www.essochad.com/Chad-English/PA/Operations/TD_History.asp

7. Encyclopedia of the nations, Federal Respublic of Nigeria, URL: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Africa/Nigeria.html

8. Oil and gas hydrocarbons, AfroAsian business chronical, URL: http://www.aabc.co.in/africa/algeria/leading-sectors-for-investment/oil-and-gas-hydrocarbons.html

9. Gazeta.ru, 12.09.2011, URL: http://www.gazeta.ru/business/2011/09/12/3763945.shtml

10. EKSAR do kontsa goda vydast pervyy polis po strakhovaniyu eksportnykh postavok (Agency for export credit insurance and investment (EKSAR) before the end of the year will first policy of insurance of export deliveries), 27.10.2011, URL: http://www.economy.gov.ru/minec/press/massmedia/doc20111027_034



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