RUSSIAN GAS FOR EVERYONE
In tackling the question of where Russian gas might go in the future, Vladimir Drebentsov, Head of Russia and CIS Economics, BP, contends that it's impossible to understand Russia's position on external markets without looking at Gazprom's own domestic market and how it is evolving.
He says the institutional structure of Gazprom's market has changed for good. "Many people think that Gazprom and Russia's government are the same," he comments. "That used to be the case, but it's not the case anymore."
According to him, the rate of taxation, for example, is higher for Gazprom than for others, and the company's…
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