Energy need for the world is an ever changing chess game. Countries in different regions are trying to outmaneuver one another for scarce resources, and energy resources are always part of the big chess game. For an example, Russia wants to stay dominated in supplying energy to the regions that she has the most stakes in. Nonetheless, world conflicts cannot be avoided, thus Russia needs to make sure she has the means and ways to not too depend on any single region for bringing in her energy resources’ revenues.
Ukraine conflict is still going on, and Russia knows that Europe is evermore an opposing force since European countries are supporting the oppositional force within Ukraine conflict. Moreover European countries are eagerly to wean off the dependency of Russia’s energy resources since conflicts such as Ukraine might put European countries at the mercy of Russia’s energy sanctions. Meanwhile China is an ever growing economy with a modern military that needs more energy resources than ever before to continually power her mightily growing machine.
With Ukraine conflict is still going on, Russia is eager to wean off her dependency on European countries for exporting her energy resources, and so she is looking East toward China. Meanwhile China is not too eager to depend on Russia for energy resources since putting all eggs into one basket is a very bad idea, because everybody can use one’s dependency as a mean to sanction in a bargain or world conflict. With this in mind, China is also looking elsewhere in the Middle East for alternative channels of piping more energy resources into China.
United States is now wanting to export more energy resources as her industry is shrinking, thus she has less needs in hoarding these energy resources. Europe is looking toward other regions for energy resources so she can wean off her dependency from Russia. The whole big chess game is being played out as we speak, and nobody knows who will be the victor at the end of this very big chess game. Right after the break, check out a video I found on YouTube which is very descriptive in explaining this sort of big chess game, and the global players are Europe, Russia, United States, Middle Eastern countries, and China.