Sh. G. Sharipov. The Energy Frame-work of the Republic of Bashkortostan in the Region to Region Paradigm

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Sh. G. Sharipov. The Energy Frame-work of the Republic of Bashkortostan in the Region to Region Paradigm

SHARIPOV Shamil Gusmanovich, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Director General of Gazprom transgaz Ufa LLC (Ufa, Russian Federation) (e-mail:

Key words: region, power engineering, energy framework, Silk Road Economic Belt, Eurasian Economic Union, interregional cooperation, distributed power engineering, geopolitics, modeling and design, change management

Abstract. The paper examines the phenomenon of Russia’s turning to the East as a way of achieving balance in relation to the traditional bias towards Eurocentrism. The changed reality necessitates designing modern models of the energy framework of a country, in this case it is exemplified by one of the most developed industrial regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan, where the petrochemical cluster is dominant. For the first time in the geopolitical context, an attempt was made to explore the geoeconomic initiative to develop the gas transportation systems through implementation of the international investment project “Building the “Bavly — Kumertau” automobile road” as part of the international transport route “Europe — Western China” on the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan with active participation of PJSC “Gazprom” on the basis of combining joint initiatives of the EEU and the SCO in the context of the region to region interaction.

Synopsis. Introduction: in terms of Russia’s geopolitical context and the transformation of the vectors of economic development, it seems reasonable to form an energy framework whose support structures will be made of regions such as the Republic of Bashkortostan, with a constantly evolving petrochemical industrial profile.

Materials and Methods: the paper considers the state and corporate programs of innovative development of energy and petrochemical cluster. The study is based on the principles of the project and systemic approaches.

Results: prospects of development of the energy complex in the geo-economic and geopolitical environment are outlined and exemplified by the case study of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The strategic guidelines for the energy sector development are defined. The ideas put forward in the article may be useful in designing the energy sector of a large industrial region.

Discussion and Conclusions: strategic approaches to the formation of the energy framework in a region were developed. The case study of the Republic of Bashkortostan allowed to elaborate a set of measures making it possible to increase the potential of the country.


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For citation: Sharipov Sh.G. The Energy Framework of the Republic of Bashkortostan in the Region to Region Paradigm. REGIONOLOGIYA = REGIONOLOGY. 2017; 1(98):33—55.

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