About the consequences of Nord Stream 2 and growing LNG market share of hydrocarbons during the Europe-Ukraine Forum in Rzeszów

Sanctions imposed on the Russians recently, torpedoed work on implementation of gas pipeline running at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. However, it seems that this case is prejudged and Gazprom will want to complete this strategic investment by any means in spite of opposite voices announced by part of international community. Independence from Russian gas supplying is one of the main energy security priorities of CEE countries as well as the Baltic States. This topic will indicate one of the main lines of discussion during the Rzeszów event.

It is common knowledge that Gazprom – the biggest Russian company delivering gas to Europe – is a tool of Kremlin`s foreign policy. It raises reasonable concerns from countries dependent on Russian gas supplies. What measures should be taken by countries feeling themselves threatened by dominating the Russian supplier? Can LNG supplies and investing in shale gas create a viable alternative?

The Baltic Pipe project, terminals in Świnoujście and Klaipeda and the search for alternative energy sources such as shale gas are several flagship projects aimed at halting Russian energy dominance in the region. Can the volume of sources and suppliers be increased? How real is the vision of delivering raw material from the above-mentioned ports to further countries? Finally, what Russia’s response can be expected to reduce its sphere of energy influence? These and other questions will be answered by the participants of the panel “Gas for Europe. Consequences of Nord Stream 2. What will the LNG revolution bring?” among which will include attenders from Ukraine, Poland, Norway and Germany.