29 Nov 2010

Security of Europe’s Gas Supply: EU Vulnerability

Andrew Macintosh

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This Policy Brief offers a summation of the European Union’s vulnerability to natural gas supply security risks .Research for this paper was carried out in the context of the SECURE project (Security of Energy Considering its Uncertainties, Risks and Economic Implications), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The project aims to develop appropriate tools for evaluating the vulnerability of the EU to the different energy supply risks, and for promoting the optimisation of EU energy insecurity mitigation strategies, including investment, demand side management and dialogue with producing countries.
Andrew Macintosh is a researcher at Ramboll Oil & Gas.