Strengths and weaknesses of the European Union gas security of supply INSIGHT_E Hot Energy Topic n°1
Lead Authors: Marie-Claire Aoun and Quentin Boulanger (IFRI); Authoring Team: Damir Pešut, Marko Matosović and Robert Bošnjak (EIHP); Paul Deane, James Glynn and Brian Ó Gallachóir (UCC); Reviewer: Nathalie Desbrosses (Enerdata)
The aim of this paper is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the EU energy security of supply, with a specific focus on the gas sector. The internal and external dimensions of security of gas supply are considered, with a view to elaborating specific recommendations for the short and longer term.
The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine puts energy again at the top of the political agenda of the European Union. The EU remains widely dependent on external gas supplies, with imports representing 70% of its cunsumption in 2013. Member States have different import profiles with divergent levels of dependency on Russian imports...