Gas at a Crossroads

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU), including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines. According to GEM’s survey, companies are already building or are proposing to build gas infrastructure that would add 233 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year to the EU’s import capacity, with 138 bcm per year from pipelines and 95 bcm per year from LNG import terminals. Of that, 75 bcm per year of pipeline capacity and 9 bcm per year of LNG import capacity are now under construction.