Russia plays the green card in Nord Stream 2 debate

Nord Stream 2 offers a less carbon-intensive way to bring gas to Europe when considered across the lifecycle of the project, a study has shown
By Andreas Walstad 15 May 2017
The environmental benefits of pipes over LNG could win Nord Stream 2 more supporters. (Nord Stream 2)

Russia is using the environmental benefits of importing pipeline gas rather than LNG as a selling point to win public acceptance for the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

A study commissioned by the Gazprom-owned Nord Stream 2 company highlighted the environmental benefits to Europe of receiving piped gas from Russia compared with long-distance LNG supplies – for example from the United States, Australia, Algeria or Qatar.

The study – carried out by consultancy Thinkstep and presented at Gazprom’s Brussels office this week – argues that piped...

Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Sign in

Not a subscriber?

To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.

Sign up