Europe's Energy Security: Options and Challenges to Natural Gas Supply Diversification

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This report focuses on potential approaches that Europe might employ to diversify its sources of natural gas supply, Russia's role in Europe's natural gas policies, and key factors that could hinder efforts to develop alternative suppliers of natural gas. The report assesses the potential suppliers of natural gas to Europe and the short- to medium-term hurdles needed to be overcome for those suppliers to be credible, long-term providers of natural gas to Europe. The report looks at North Africa, potentially the most realistic supply alternative in the near term, but notes that the region will have to resolve its current political, economic, and security instability as well as the internal structural changes to the natural gas industry.

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Creation Date: August 20, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Ratner, Michael

Specialist in Energy Policy

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Belkin, Paul

Analyst in European Affairs

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Nichol, Jim

Specialist in Russian and Eurasian Affairs

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Woehrel, Steven

Specialist in European Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: August 20, 2013
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Europe
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Russia
Description:

This report focuses on potential approaches that Europe might employ to diversify its sources of natural gas supply, Russia's role in Europe's natural gas policies, and key factors that could hinder efforts to develop alternative suppliers of natural gas. The report assesses the potential suppliers of natural gas to Europe and the short- to medium-term hurdles needed to be overcome for those suppliers to be credible, long-term providers of natural gas to Europe. The report looks at North Africa, potentially the most realistic supply alternative in the near term, but notes that the region will have to resolve its current political, economic, and security instability as well as the internal structural changes to the natural gas industry.

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33 pages.

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