Past eventInvitation Only

Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable: The Trouble with Oil and Gas Transit Pipelines

28 January 2009 - 17:00 to 18:30

Chatham House, London


Professor Paul Stevens, Senior Research Fellow in Energy, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House



Professor Paul Stevens will discuss the topic of his forthcoming research paper, 'The Trouble with Oil and Gas Transit Pipelines'.

International energy markets will be increasingly depend upon oil and gas transit pipelines. However, as recent experience in Georgia and Ukraine demonstrates, such pipelines are congenitally unstable as a result of political disputes between neighbours and commercial disputes over the transit terms. This meeting will look into the historical reasons for conflict, the prospects for major planned supply routes and the potential solutions to mitigate instability. Professor Stevens will offer insights into the political and economic dynamics that make for 'good' or 'bad' transit choices and highlight some of the crucial obstacles to successful investment in the future.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.