Central and Eastern Europe keeps delicate balance

Central and Eastern European countries are benefiting from improving gas infrastructure and better connections, but will they be enough to ensure secure supplies this winter? Central and Eastern European countries are benefiting from improving gas infrastructure and better connections, but will they be enough to ensure secure supplies this winter?
By Catriona Scott 20 October 2016 0 24255
Central and Eastern European countries are benefiting from improving gas infrastructure and better connections. (PGNiG)

The improving gas supply and trade dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe are increasing supply diversity and security in the region. And as the countries’ gas supplies and flows have changed, so too have their relationships with Ukraine. So far this year, all of Ukraine’s imports have come from Europe. And unless a winter supply deal between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy is agreed, reverse flows from Central and Eastern Europe will remain critical over the coming peak winter demand months. The start of the new...

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