N. S. OSINTSEVA
Post-graduate student of Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University
Russia Keywords: Asia-Pacific region, energy cooperation, investment, technology
Today, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region (APR) are showing an increased interest in Russian fuel and energy resources. The countries of North-East Asia (NEA) - Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea-attach particular importance to energy cooperation with the Russian Far East. This is due to both the high political and other risks associated with the export of Middle Eastern hydrocarbons, and the limited raw material base of the NEA states. The Russian Far East has rich reserves of oil, coal and gas, which provides favorable conditions for close energy cooperation with the countries of this region.
In April 2011, Moscow hosted the International Energy Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Russia in the XXI Century". Speaking at the event, Director of the World Energy Expert and Consulting Center A. I. Gromov emphasized " the priority of the eastern direction in the development of the fuel and energy complex of Russia in the XXI century."1. The increased role of Asian countries in Russia's energy policy is confirmed by statistics. Thus, the share of the region's states in the structure of Russian gas exports from the zero position in 2008 to 2010 reached 4.5%2.
During the period from 1995 to 2009, three program documents were adopted in Russia: "Energy Strategy for the period up to 2010 "(approved on October 13, 1995)," Energy Strategy for the period up to 2020" (August 28, 2003), "Energy Strategy of Russia for the period up to 2030" (November 13, 2009).
The latter document provides, in particular, "... the creation of new energy centers in the Far East and a network of developed energy infrastructure in the form of interstate gas and oil pipelines and power lines in the region " 3. To this end, a number of documents were developed and approved: the federal target program "Economic and social Develo ... Read more