Extending the EU Gas Directive to cover pipelines from third countries raises a number of questions about how offshore pipelines will be operated in the future.
On 8 November, the European Commission proposed amending the EU Gas Directive under the Third Energy Package to cover pipelines entering EU territory from third countries. In addition to Russian connections, the revised directive would cover offshore pipelines from North Africa, Norway and even the UK after Brexit.
According to the commission, the revised directive would apply to both new...
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