LNG

Germany bets on gas to fuel energy transition

Berlin has signalled strong support for piped gas and LNG as a way of helping it move to a low-carbon energy mix Berlin has signalled strong support for piped gas and LNG as a way of helping it move to a low-carbon energy mix.
By Andreas Walstad 20 September 2018 0 32617
German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier at the press conference in Brussels. (EC)

Germany is set to boost its power sector gas consumption over the coming years as it phases out coal and nuclear, the country’s energy minister has confirmed to Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

“We will see a more important role for gas consumption over the foreseeable period of time,” Peter Altmaier, Germany’s energy minister, said on the sidelines of a press conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Tuesday.

Germany will switch off the last of its nuclear power plants in 2023, but the speed and...