Central and Eastern Europe to miss out on US LNG – government adviser

The US is increasing its LNG export capacity, but a lack of infrastructure and relatively high prices remain obstacles to volumes reaching Central and Eastern Europe The US is increasing its LNG export capacity, but a lack of infrastructure and relatively high prices remain obstacles to volumes reaching Central and Eastern Europe.
By Silvia Favasuli 7 November 2017 0 28273
Poland’s LNG terminal at Świnoujście. Poland’s LNG terminal at Świnoujście. (Interfax)

Central and Eastern Europe will not be able to take advantage of LNG exports from the United States because of a lack of pipeline infrastructure, Russell Roth, an adviser for the Department of Energy at the US European Command, told delegates at the European Autumn Gas Conference in Milan on Tuesday.

The US expects to be able to export around 103 billion cubic metres per year of gas as LNG by 2020 as new facilities come online, according to Roth. However, “the infrastructure is not there...

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