Policy & Regulation

Russian gas exports rise against fragile political backdrop

Stakeholders at a gas conference in Berlin attempted to portray an optimistic outlook for Russian gas exports to Europe despite political tensions Stakeholders at a gas conference in Berlin attempted to portray an optimistic outlook for Russian gas exports to Europe despite political tensions.
By Andreas Walstad 24 April 2018 0 30581
Nord Stream 2 pipeline sections Sections of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Germany. (Nord Stream 2)

Russia sees potential to increase its gas exports to Europe despite the fragile political relationship between Brussels and Moscow.

Russian gas exports to EU countries reached a new record in 2017, hitting 194.4 billion cubic metres compared with just under 180 bcm in 2016. 

Exports may continue to grow as a result of higher European demand and the need to displace coal in power generation, Pavel Zavalny, president of the Russian Gas Society, told delegates at the society’s annual international conference in Berlin on...

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