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The North European Gas Pipeline Threatens Europe's Energy Security

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Publication Date: October 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ariel Cohen

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Energy (Natural gas industry)

Keywords: Europe; pipeline; Energy and environment

Type: Report


To avoid EU overdependence on Russian natural gas, the U.S. and EU governments should encourage alternative pipeline proposals; develop alternatives to pipelines for the transit of natural gas, especially liquid natural gas; work with other G-8 members to persuade Russia to ratify the Energy Charter; and support intensified research and development of alternative market-based energy sources.