A steadily increasing attention is paid to Europe’s natural gas demand from eastern sources by experts from politics, supply industry and consumers. The reasons are simple: a growing demand is facing an aging infrastructure and a supply reliability, which is - as a consequence of continuous supply cuts, intransparent relations between stakeholders and an unclear European energy strategy - cortically questioned. In some European countries the contribution of natural gas to the overall primary energy supply, is under discussion.
The report will highlight the extraordinary actions, which have been taken to meet the challenges during the recent winter supply crisis. It will focus as well in a comparative approach on the energy industry’s numerous ideas how to regain security of supply and how to recondition public trust into this environmental friendliest hydro carbon.