At the end of October, Denmark simultaneously approved the construction of two gas transit initiatives: Nord Stream 2 – over which intercontinental passions have raged – and the Danish–Polish Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which for a long time attracted little attention, remaining virtually off the radar, and was authorized earlier than the Russian pipeline.
Monthly Archive: December 2019
The creation of a consortium for building the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) made up of Edison Technologies, MMEC Mannesmann, Air Liquid Global E&C Solution, and the SINOPEC Engineering Group was announced in August 2019. Analysts believe, however, that the likelihood of the plans announced by the consortium being achieved are minimal due to a current lack of the necessary political, legal, financial and economic conditions for the project.
n September 2019 the European Court of Justice overruled a decision previously made by the EU, forcing Gazprom to limit its use of the Opal pipeline to only 50% of its 36 billion cubic metres (bcm) annual capacity.
The Polish government has announced its intention to end its dependence on Russian gas. Its current contract with Gazprom expires in 2022 and Polish decision makers insist they will not extend it further. Under the terms of the contract, Poland currently imports a minimum of 8.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas per year from Russia.
Since the natural gas crisis in 2009 at least, special attention has been given to energy security in the countries of central and eastern Europe. When the dispute between Ukraine and Russia finally developed into open conflict in 2014, concerns over future developments in the energy and utilities sector in the region reached new highs. […]
The situation around projects linked to gas supplies from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe is generally developing in keeping with the conservative predictions of many specialists. This is connected to both economic and political aspects of the emerging situation. These include the status of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC); the unresolved dispute about Lebanon’s […]