Pipelines, Storage & Power

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 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 0 25893
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...