Andrei V Belyi

Andrei V Belyi (Andrey Belyy) is Adjunct Professor on Energy Law and Policy with main research interests in the international oil and gas markets, pricing mechanisms, developments in liquefied natural gas (LNG) including small-scale LNG applications. He has a wide range of publications on the EU and Russia energy policies, on energy governance and international political economy of energy. He regularly provides commentaries and interviews to Energy Post, Natural Gas World Magazine, and to a Russian portal Neftianka. At the UEF, he participated in a research project for the Academy of Finland on US shale gas effects on EU energy law and policy. Before joining UEF, he was based at the University of Tartu (2012-2015) where he conducted EU-funded Jean Monnet modules on EU energy policies. Prior to that, Andrei Belyi acted as a Deputy Head of Department on Energy and Commodity Markets at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (2006-2012), worked for the Energy Charter Secretariat (2005) and for MVV Consulting GmbH in Brussels (2000-2005).

Andrei Belyi has a solid international experience including short term research and teaching assignments at the Centre for Energy and Resources at the University College London in Adelaide; at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy in Dundee; and at the Warwick Business School in the UK. He also conducted trainings and simulation games for the Energy Charter Knowledge Centre’s executive training programme in Brussels, Astana and Ashkhabad. He participated in EU-funded Research Framework programme VII in a project “Policies in Natural Resources” (POLINARES). He also provided advice and consultancy services for a number of private firms in Baltic States, Belgium, Germany, Russia and the UK.  He is currently based in Tallinn for consultancy business related to the small scale LNG markets.

Andrei Belyi is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business (Oxford University Press), he participates at Brussels Energy Club and he is a co-founder of a research network on Political Economy of Energy in Europe and Russia (PEEER).

Andrei Belyi holds a doctoral degree from the Free University of Brussels.

Current research projects

Edited volume “Oil Price Global Institution: analysis beyond supply-demand mechanisms” (Springer Nature Publishers), in preparation for 2019

Article “Global Hydrocarbon Markets Regionalised: Russia-China Relations in the International Context” for a special issue of Journal of World Investments and Trade, in preparation for 2018

Recent publications

A. Belyi, ”Stepping on the Gas: Future-Proofing Estonia’s Energy Market and Security” International Centre for Defence and Security, May 2019

A. Belyi, “Transformation of the LNG Market: the shift from large-scale to fragmented solutions”, Global LNG Hub, May 2017,

A. Belyi, “Western Sanctions on Russian Hydrocarbons: twofold effects”, Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL), 2 (2017)

A. Belyi, Transnational Gas Markets and the EU-Russia Energy Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015/Springer 2016.

A. Belyi and K. Talus (eds), States and Markets in the Hydrocarbon Sectors. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,

A. Belyi, “Why is the Oil Price not about Equilibrium?: An Economic Sociology Account of Petroleum Markets”, Energy Policy, 2016, Vol. 96, pp. 45-49

A. Belyi, “Limitations of Resource Determinism in International Energy Studies”, Energy Research and Social Science, 2016, Vol. 12, pp. 1-4

A. Belyi, “Russia’s Gas Export Reorientation from West to East: economic and political considerations”, Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 2015, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 76-86

Conferences (available online)

Speaker at Roundtable “The EU’s External Energy Policy: What options for Europe?”,  Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland, recording available

Round Table, Energy Law Forum, co-organized by the Energy Community Secretariat and the Florence School of Regulation, video available

Presentation on “International gas markets” at the 20th Annual Energy Conference organized by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE, video available

Lecture on “Energy Governance in the EU–Russia Relations” at the University of Siegen, Germany, video available

Video presentation on Baltic energy policies, the Jean-Monnet conference on EU–Russia energy relations, Ottawa University, Canada, video available

conference “Evolving external energy interdependencies, part 1: past energy partners” at the European Institute of the Vrije Universiteit van Brussel, Belgium, video available

Online lectures

International energy markets

Energy security

Gas markets

Electricity and new technologies

International energy governance

Project finance