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2021, vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 131-163
Perspectives on LNG competitiveness: An overview of the EU market
Institute of European Studies, Belgrade

emailstrahinja.obrenovic@ies.rs
Keywords: Liquefied natural gas; LNG; EU gas market; LNG Terminals
Abstract
In this paper we research the development and competitiveness of the LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) market in the European Union, especially in its member states located in west and south of Europe. First, we analyze legal and regulatory framework at the EU level, under which LNG terminals and facilities operate. In addition to content analysis, we also compare trends in the European LNG market with trends in other regions, especially in the Asian LNG market. The result of the research highlights the changed structure of the EU's gas market, characterized by larger imports of liquefied natural gas, especially since the end of 2018, as well as increased number of terminals and capacities for receiving liquefied gas. However, the growth in the share of liquefied gas in total import was not linear in the previous years. As a part of the discussion we examine three possible scenarios regarding the future of LNG market in the European Union, and we conclude that the perspective of LNG in the market will primarly depend on price competitiveness comparing it to pipeline gas transport.
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article language: Serbian, English
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/Oditor2101131O
received: 19/12/2020
accepted: 01/02/2021
published in SCIndeks: 29/04/2021
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