In this unique work, Jennifer Considine and William Kerr contend that while OPEC
currently dominates the international oil market, Russia will be a key player in the
future international energy market. Indeed, Russia’s petroleum resources rival those
of Saudi Arabia. More than almost any other industry, future performance is often
determined by the influence of decisions made in the past. This book provides a
detailed history of the development of the Russian oil economy in order to build up
a comprehensive and discerning picture of its future role and significance in the
global energy market of the 21st century.