Andrei V Belyi


Andrei V Belyi (Andrey Belyy) is Adjunct Professor in Energy Law and Policy with main research interests in the international oil and gas markets, developments in liquefied natural gas (LNG) including small-scale LNG applications, as well as energy transition policies in hydrocarbon sectors. He has a wide range of publications on topics ranging from theoretical foregrounding concepts to policy analysis. On a regular basis he provides analysis to think tanks, such as the Florence School of Regulation, the International Centre for Defense Studies and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW). His commentaries, interviews and letters have appeared in Bloomberg, Financial Times, InformaConnect, Kommersant, Natural Gas World Magazine, Neftianka and the Petroleum Economist.

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. He also implemented a research project on oil price defined as an institution.

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 teaching and training experience including short term assignments for the Centre for Energy and Resources at the University College London in Adelaide; the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPLMP) in Dundee; the Energy Programme of the Warwick Business School. He also conducted trainings and simulation games for the Energy Charter Knowledge Centre’s executive training programme in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. With the CEPMLP, he participated in EU-funded Research Framework programme VII in a project “Policies in Natural Resources” (POLINARES).

Andrei Belyi is a owner of an energy consulting firm Balesene OÜ based in Tallinn, Estonia. Within the company activities, he conducted a study on Baltic gas markets for the International Centre for Defense and Security, conducted networking activities in Kyrgyzstan on sustainable development, has provided advice to Latvian industrial stakeholders and gave interviews to Latvian business portal Dienas Bizness. His company is a junior partner in a project consortium for the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan.  

Andrei Belyi is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business (Oxford University Press) and he participates at Brussels Energy Club.

Andrei Belyi holds a doctoral degree from the Free University of Brussels (2005).


Recent Publications:

A. Belyi, “North Asian Hydrocarbon Markets Regionalised”, Journal of World Investment and Trade, Special Issue: China’s External Energy Security—Energy Trade and Investment Along the ‘Belt and Road’ (ed by A. Boute), pp. 221–242

Edited volume “Oil Price Global Institution: analysis beyond supply-demand mechanisms” (Springer Nature Publishers), 2020

Commentary “New oil counter-shock: advent of uncertainties”, WIIW, April, 2020

Article “Climbing the carbon wall while the oil price collapses”, Petroleum Economist, 30 April 2020

Policy Brief, co-authored with Andris Piebalgs, “Towards Bottom-Up Approach to European Green Deal: Lessons Learned from the Baltic Gas Market”, Florence School of Regulation


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