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Prospects for Russian gas pipeline to Europe

Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev is driving Russia’s search for new routes to send its natural gas to Europe that bypass Ukraine

Northern Lights /

Yamal-Europe

84 bcm

Existing gas pipelines

Capacity bcm* / year

Nord Stream

55 bcm

Proposed pipelines

North

Sea

RUSSIA

Brotherhood

132 bcm

Moscow

GERMANY

BELARUS

POLAND

Soyuz

26 bcm

ITALY

UKRAINE

ROMANIA

Blue Stream /

Gas-West

32 bcm

Black

Sea

BUL.

TURKEY

500km

GREECE

300 miles

Mediterranean

Sea

Nord Stream 2

South Stream

TurkStream

Capacity:

Capacity:

Capacity:

55 bcm / year

63 bcm / year

63 bcm / year

Project would enable

Russia to capitalise on

German efforts to move

away from nuclear

energy. Italy is one of

pipeline’s strongest

critics

Abandoned by Russian

energy giant Gazprom

in Dec 2014 amid rising

tensions between EU

and Moscow. Rumours

of project’s revival have

surfaced in Bulgaria

Successor to South

Stream has shifted from

fast-track proposal to

project on ice after

downing of Russian

warplane by Turkey

in Nov 2015

Source: Stratfor

* Billion cubic metres

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Prospects for Russian gas pipeline to Europe

Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev is driving Russia’s search for new routes to send its natural gas to Europe that bypass Ukraine

Existing gas pipelines

Capacity bcm* / year

Proposed gas pipelines

Northern Lights /

Yamal-Europe

84 bcm

Nord Stream

55 bcm

North

Sea

RUSSIA

Brotherhood

132 bcm

GERMANY

POLAND

Soyuz

26 bcm

UKRAINE

ITALY

ROMANIA

Blue

Stream /

Gas-West

32 bcm

BUL.

TURKEY

GREECE

Mediterranean

Sea

Capacity:

55 bcm / year

Nord Stream 2

Project would enable Russia to capitalise on German efforts

to move away from nuclear energy. Italy is one of pipeline’s

strongest critics

Capacity:

63 bcm / year

South Stream

Abandoned by Russian energy giant Gazprom in Dec 2014

amid rising tensions between EU and Moscow. Rumours

of project’s revival have surfaced in Bulgaria

Capacity:

63 bcm / year

TurkStream

Successor to South Stream has shifted from fast-track

proposal to project on ice after downing of Russian warplane

by Turkey in Nov 2015

Source: Stratfor

* Billion cubic metres

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Prospects for Russia-Europe gas pipeline

Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev is driving Russia’s search for new routes to send its natural gas to Europe that bypass Ukraine

Existing gas pipelines

Proposed gas pipelines

RUSSIA

UKRAINE

Nord Stream 2

Capacity:

55bn cubic metres / year

Project would enable Russia to

capitalise on German efforts to move

away from nuclear energy. Italy is one

of pipeline’s strongest critics

South Stream

Capacity:

63bn cubic metres / year

Abandoned by Russian energy giant

Gazprom in Dec 2014 amid rising

tensions between EU and Moscow.

Rumours of project’s revival have

surfaced in Bulgaria

TurkStream

Capacity:

63bn cubic metres / year

Successor to South Stream has

shifted from fast-track proposal to

project on ice after downing of Russian

warplane by Turkey in Nov 2015

Source: Stratfor

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Graphic shows existing and proposed gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
GN33847EN

RUSSIA

Europe gas pipeline options

By Mike Tyler
Sources
PUBLISHED: 15/01/2016; STORY: Graphic News
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