Greece has launched construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline which will carry natural gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU. It is set to become operational in 2020.
The Federation of German Industry has said it's not bowing to increasing US pressure to drop the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and buy US liquefied gas instead. The BDI adds it wouldn't make economic sense.
Turkey and Azerbaijan have inaugurated the TANAP pipeline that will bring gas to Europe while bypassing Russia. The project has won political support from both the United States and European Union.
Gas deposits off Romania's coast worth billions of dollars have drawn the country into an economic row with Hungary. The EU is aiming to reduce its energy dependence on Russia, and Budapest wants to play a key role.
The 1,200-kilometer undersea pipeline aims to deliver more than 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to Germany. Environmentalists say construction work will harm underwater life in the Baltic Sea.
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