The Ice Age: Russia and China’s Energy Cooperation in the Arctic



The development of the Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 projects indicates that China has been and will remain Russia’s main foreign partner in Far North megaprojects for the foreseeable future. At the same time, Moscow is making a conscious effort to be less dependent on its partnership with Beijing.


China has become Russia’s main foreign partner on liquefied natural gas (LNG) production projects in the Arctic, a development for which a number of political and commercial factors are to thank. More in a paper by Vita Spivak and Alexander Gabuev....