The proportion of additional supplies needed will gradually widen from 10% in 2015 to 22% in 2020 and to approx. 39% in 2030.
It can basically be assumed that for the European gas industry, which is becoming ever more dependent on imports, there are sufficient gas reserves available in the long run in countries which are accessible in terms of transmission distances. They include Russia, countries on the Gulf and in North and West Africa.
Having strengthened its competitive position in comparison with pipeline gas over long distances LNG will globalize the gas market and open further potential gas sources for Europe.
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