BARCELONA (Reuters) – Natural gas is no longer merely a transition fuel between the past of dirty coal and crude oil and the future of renewables, according to an increasingly confident cross-section of the industry. A procession of senior executives of major companies, including Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp, espoused this view while speaking at this week’s GasTech event, the industry’s biggest annual gathering. Continue reading the article published on the Reuters mobile website.
Almost a third of the new Nord Stream gas pipeline has been laid across the Baltic Sea. There is however, growing opposition to the pipeline and Brussels is having difficulty figuring out how to deal with the project. Initially, it was mainly Ukraine and Poland that objected to Russia’s plan for a second natural gas pipeline crossing the Baltic. The Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said recently that the project “will kill Ukraine.” Once NordStream 2 is laid, Russia will be able to supply a lot more natural gas to Germany directly, and from there to other Western countries. Poland believes that when Russian gas no longer has to be…