1st Edition

Economics of Energy Security Perspectives of Natural Gas Exporters

By Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska Copyright 2024
    274 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    There has been a burgeoning interest in energy security in recent years due to the transformation of the energy landscape through deepening market deregulation, rising environmental challenges, growing energy hunger, and significant political changes. Depicting energy security as an evolving concept that absorbs economic and political conditions, this book adopts an economic approach to energy security in the international gas market. Uniquely, the book explores the theoretical assumptions and practical consequences attached to both demand and supply-side security in global energy markets. It investigates why energy exporters are so protective of independence in energy exports. The book also looks at the critically important issue of environmental aspects of energy security, particularly around climate change. It also analyses the potential for a cartel in the international gas market, similarly to the oil industry. This book will be of much interest to readers in energy economics, energy security, energy policy, IR/security studies, and relevant policy-makers.

    Introduction 1. Energy security: introduction to theoretical framework 2. Energy security theoretical approach 3. Energy security in the global gas market and its determinants 4. Conclusions 5.Appendix


    Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska, PhD, is an assistant professor in the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.

    “The author clearly demonstrates academic mastery of relevant material and offers a fresh look at a broad range of the literature on a timely and important subject matter. I congratulate the author on a rich and differentiated treatment of the topic.”

    Professor Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Director, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne, Germany

     “The book is a reliable analysis on energy security from the exporters’ perspective. Even though there has been many works on energy security devoted to the importing nations’ viewpoint, this book is important as it delivers the exporting nations’ angle. In this well-structured, content-rich book author makes an attempt to analyse all key aspects connected to the topic each time supporting the analysis with extensive and numerous references.”

    Professor Jan Jakub Michałek, Department of Macroeconomics and International Trade Theory, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland