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EU nations see key role for gas amid growing imports

The 10-year energy plans submitted to the European Commission illustrate that many EU nations expect gas to play a key role in their energy mixes but that import dependence will grow The 10-year energy plans submitted to the European Commission illustrate that many EU nations expect gas to play a key role in their energy mixes but that import dependence will grow.
By Andreas Walstad 20 March 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG 0 34057
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands. (Gate)

All of the EU member states have submitted their draft 10-year national energy and climate plans to the European Commission, in line with the recently adopted EU rules on energy governance. A common thread among the draft plans is that several EU countries expect gas to play a key role in the energy mix in the coming years, but also that the region’s dependence on imported gas – including LNG – will grow.

Around 70% of the gas consumed in the EU is...