Pipelines, Storage & Power

CEE will be key gas battleground in 2019

The EU and Gazprom will both focus on Central and Eastern Europe this year, with the former pushing its Projects of Common Interest and the latter pursuing South Stream Lite The EU and Gazprom will both focus on Central and Eastern Europe this year, with the former pushing its Projects of Common Interest and the latter pursuing South Stream Lite.
By Silvia Favasuli 9 January 2019 0 33816
Pipe-laying work for Turkish Stream. (Gazprom)

The key issueThis will be the year in which Gazprom strengthens its grip on the European gas market, while the EU’s Projects of Common Interest will continue to struggle amid a lack of support at a national level.

Interfax analysis: The European gas industry will focus its attention over the next 12 months on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), where Russia’s Gazprom and the European Commission are set to clash over several major gas infrastructure projects.

Gazprom is battling to keep its dominant share of the...