Oil and gas industry's technological and sustainable development: Where does Russia stand?

Bruno S. Sergi, Andrey Berezin

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The chapter considers the significance of the oil and gas industry for the Russian economy. The authors analyze the current state of the oil and gas industry, their specific weight in the structure of Russian GDP, and tax revenues from this industry to the Russian budget that was estimated. We give scenario analysis that considers the problems that the Russian economy may face because of the sanctions, the price fluctuations at the commodity market, and the crisis phenomena in the world economy. The chapter points out that localization of technology production and development of technologies for offshore oil and gas production in the Arctic zone may become an incentive to further ensure import substitution for Russia. At present, the experience of Arctic defense enterprises in the production of equipment for oil and gas production and processing is becoming increasingly popular. The chapter elaborates the most significant examples of the creation of new industries in the Arctic zone, the prospects of seismic exploration on the Arctic shelf, and that localization of production capacities and service bases will allow obtaining a multiplicative incentive for a qualitatively new industrial and infrastructure development of the northern territories. Also, we provide an assessment of the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, which makes economically attractive use of natural gas on a regional level as LNG opens the way to fuel high-power needs and to long-distance transport.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Future of Russia's Economy and Markets
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Sustainable Economic Development
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781787693975
ISBN (Print)9781787693982
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018

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