Norway and LNG boats are ever more crucial for European gas
“Energy security” usually refers to the uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price. At least that’s the International Energy Agency’s definition.
However, the phrase can be defined more literally in the wake of suspected sabotage that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines between Russia and Germany. Norway has deployed its military to protect its gas installations in the incident’s wake. Lithuania has taken steps to bolster security around its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
As our chart shows, Norway and LNG are ever more important to the European Union’s energy mix. The 12-month graph shows how gas shipments peak in the cold winter months. The steadily shrinking green section shows the gas supply that reaches the EU from Russia – including the now seriously damaged Nord Stream pipelines.