Anna Mikulska, Ph.D., is a fellow in energy studies at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her research focuses on the geopolitics of natural gas within the EU, former Soviet Bloc and Russia. Her current interests include the potential use of natural gas as a geoeconomic tool and investigating ways to leverage U.S. LNG exports to bolster European energy security. Mikulska is a senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, where she teaches graduate-level seminars on energy policy and geopolitics of energy. She is also a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and sits on the editorial board of the Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review. Mikulska speaks Polish, English, German, Farsi and Russian. She received a law degree from Adam Mickiewicz University, a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Windsor in Canada, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Houston.
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Energy Crunch Eases in Emerging Markets, Thanks to Europe’s Warm Winter
Last year’s LNG shortage may have disrupted the push to replace dirtier fossil fuels with natural gas. Fellow Anna Mikulska notes countries became “concerned about the future of LNG, which basically will translate into reluctance to invest in LNG.”
Why Poland is Taking so Long to Build Floating Gas Terminal
Poland trails behind Germany in constructing a gas terminal. Fellow Anna Mikulska summarizes it as "a matter of existing infrastructure, in the ports as well as take-off infrastructure that existed to a good degree in Germany but does not in Poland."
Europe's Gas Prices Face Uncertain Future
Although European gas availability continues to be a crucial factor in its uncertain prices, Center for Energy Studies fellow Anna Mikulska points out that “the economic ripple effects can be actually quite problematic for the long term.”
- "Gas Boom," World Energy Magazine, May 19, 2023. (Also available in Italian.)
- "Outlook 2023: America's Role in Global Gas Security," Petroleum Economist, November 23, 2022.
- "Energy relations are a sign of Russia’s declining global standing," The Hill, June 12, 2021.
- "Should the U.S. Limit Exports of Natural Gas?," Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2017.
- "The Changing Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Black Sea Region," Foreign Policy Research Institute, May 11, 2017.
- Gas Geoeconomics Essential to Win the “Long War” in Ukraine — and Asia, PowerPoint associated with the Baker Institute report on "Winning the Long War in Ukraine Requires Gas Geoeconomics," September 9, 2022.