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Novatek, the Big Elephant in the Global Natural Gas Room

Eliecer Palacios

, for a candid conversation about the power that Russia has on the global energy landscape, on the back of the Moscow Exchange conference in New York. Novatek is Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, and the seventh largest publicly traded company globally by natural gas production volume. The unspoken agenda of the Trump Administration has been to undermine the efforts of the Nord Stream consortium for two purposes: 1) weaken Russian foothold in the European natural gas market and using sanctions to effect this, 2) position U.S. LNG market for European consumption at a moment when Russia is strengthening its global footprint.