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Dear Reader,

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

25 March 2010

Russian and Caspian Energy Developments (RUSSCASP)


25 Mar 2010

RUSSCASP, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Lysaker, Norway.

"RUSSCASP is a publicly funded research program aimed at producing knowledge on long-term Russian and Caspian oil & gas developments.
RUSSCASP focuses on three strategically important issue clusters:
* Russia and the Caspian region as arenas for foreign energy companies.
* Driving forces and conditions for Russian and Caspian energy exports.
* Energy developments in the Russian high north.
RUSSCASP is executed by a consortium consisting of three Norway-based research institutions [Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Econ Poeyry (a consulting company) - ed.] and most of the results produced within the programme are made available to the public on this website."

Site contents:
* About;
* Research (Russia and the Caspian region as arenas for foreign energy companies, Driving forces and conditions for Russian and Caspian energy exports, Energy developments in the Russian high north, Control of the oil and gas industries and revenue streams, Concern for the energy balance, The link between energy and foreign policy);
* Publications ("Browse RUSSCASP publications, ordered by: # Topic (Oil and gas developments in Russia, Oil and gas developments in the Caspian region); # Type (Academic publications [links to 26 articles/chapters in scholarly journals and books, Commentary articles and other non-academic external publications, RUSSCASP Working Papers [26 working papers, PDF format, since may 2008 - ed.], Research notes and other self-published products, Presentations");
* Activities;
* Media [media appearances by RUSCCASP researchers on RUSSCASP-related topics and media coverage of RUSSCASP project activities];
* Research team;
* Contact;
* Internal pages.

URL http://www.fni.no/russcasp/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract - ed.]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]
Study / Corporate info.
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30] under 100

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