Exploration & Production

Green policies mark bright outlook for LNG in Europe

A shift away from coal and nuclear power in Europe could brighten the prospects for future LNG demand in the region A shift away from coal and nuclear power in Europe could brighten the prospects for future LNG demand in the region.
By Andreas Walstad 25 April 2018 0 30600
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands. (Gate)

Environmental policies and fuel switching could help propel future LNG demand in Europe, speakers at the Third International LNG Summit in Hamburg said on Wednesday. 

Several European countries have pledged to phase out coal, and the last of Germany’s nuclear power plants are due to shut in 2022 – potentially opening the door for gas and LNG to take a larger market share. 

“The trend is to phase out coal. Apart from perhaps Poland and the Czech Republic, I don’t think there will be...

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