Greenhouse Intensity of Natural Gas Transport – Comparing the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to LNG Import Alternatives

Gas provision and energy policy are complex issues that get the world talking. Nord Stream 2 has captured attention and, as for any new project of this scale, the discussions are vivid and opinions varied. These external reflections provide a snapshot of current research and perspectives on Nord Stream 2 and EU energy provision.

April 10, 2017 | This study by thinkstep compares the supply chain emissions for natural gas delivered to Europe via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with LNG shipped from five potential source regions. The pipeline is found to have a smaller carbon footprint than the LNG options analysed for future imports. The Nord Stream 2 route from the Bovanenkovo field in Northern Russia to Greifswald, Germany would produce 2.4 to 4.6 times less greenhouse gas emissions than the LNG shipments, depending on the source of the liquefied gas. For more information, please click here.

The full study is available here.