Matthew J. Sagers is a well-known expert on energy and transportation systems and regional development in the Former Soviet Union, including pipeline constraints and solutions in Eurasia, and is an authority on energy policy in that region.
Dr. Sagers heads the IHS CERA Eurasian Transportation Forum, a platform for improving the transportation environment for oil and gas in the region. Dr. Sagers’ recent research reports provide analysis of the Russian oil production outlook to 2020, Russian upstream and oil export taxation, Russian and Turkmen gas development prospects, the outlook for Russian gas consumption, Russian liquefied petroleum gas issues, the Russian oil refining sector’s future prospects, expansion of Russian oil companies abroad, oil markets in Kazakhstan, and new pipeline projects in Russia and Eurasia (including the East Siberia–Pacific Ocean pipeline), among other issues.
Dr. Sagers has also served on several World Bank missions, study teams, and advisory panels focused on oil pipelines in Russia and Kazakhstan. He has worked on the International Energy Agency’s Survey of the Russian Energy Sector and Survey of the Ukrainian Energy Sector. Dr. Sagers holds a BS degree (magna cum laude) from Weber State University and MA and PhD degrees from Ohio State University.