Pipelines, Storage & Power

Brussels presses on with revised gas directive

Brussels is pushing ahead with legislation that could make Nord Stream 2 and other pipelines from third countries subject to EU energy law Brussels is pushing ahead with legislation that could make Nord Stream 2 and other pipelines from third countries subject to EU energy law.
By Andreas Walstad 21 March 2018 0 30098
The ITRE meeting where MEPs backed a revised EU Gas Directive. (EP)

MEPs in the European Parliament’s energy committee have backed a controversial draft of legislation that could see gas pipelines from third countries such as Russia, Algeria and Norway become subject to EU law under the Third Energy Package. 

In a key vote in the parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on Wednesday, MEPs backed the draft rules with 41 votes to 13 with nine abstentions. Although the draft also needs backing from the member states in the Council of the EU...