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Articles | Volume XL-4/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W3, 79–81, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W3, 79–81, 2013

  13 Nov 2013

13 Nov 2013

Geopolitical Energy Security Evaluation Method and Its Application Based on Politics of Scale

Z. D. Hu1 and Y. J. Ge2 Z. D. Hu and Y. J. Ge
  • 1School of Tourism and Geography Science, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650092, China
  • 2School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

Keywords: Geography, Scale, Theory

Abstract. This paper rebuilds geo-energy security evaluation model, and evaluates China's geo-oil energy security in Russia's pacific oil pipeline construction from 1995 to 2010 quantitatively. The results showed that: (1) from the time point of view, the geo-oil safety index of China in the Russia's Pacific oil pipeline construction rising; (2) from the geopolitical relationship point of view, the China- Japan energy competition index tended to decrease, but the competition of energy imports of the two countries from Russia intensified; (3) Russia's energy export strategy has long been biased towards Europe, but it has been turned to the trend, the energy export strategy index of Russia has dropped significantly; (4) to a certain extent, the proportion stability of China’s oil consumption and China-Russian friendly relations eased China's geo-oil energy security; (5) from the geographical structure point of view, the overall national strength of China increasing which driven by China's economic growth, will aggravates the North east Asia’s geooil competition.