Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

The Odessa-Brody Pipeline - Does Direction Matter?

Thirteen years after independence, Ukraine continues to search for a competitive economic niche. Among its inherited Soviet infrastructure is a well-developed pipeline system designed to transport Russian petroleum to the EU, but also suitable to serve the global market. Highly dependent on Russian petroleum for both domestic energy needs and transit fees, the Ukraine government has sought to diversify its sources by attracting supplies from the Caspian Sea region. The Odessa-Brody pipeline was built to transport Caspian crude via Ukraine to Poland and then Europe and the world; lessen dependence on Russian supplies; and earn additional transit fees.