Charting the course: LNG’s role in Central Eastern Europe’s energy future

The EU cannot end its dependence on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, without a diversification in LNG supply. The US responded to this need up until now but the so-called Biden pause could alter this course in the long term. In the meantime, many other actors started to emerge on the LNG map and CEE countries have a role to play as well, especially after the launch and expansion of the Vertical Corridor initiative.

  • We collected for you all the major developments in the LNG industry of Central and Eastern Europe over the past 3 months;
  • Thanks to Eurogas, our partner for this e-book, we conducted an exclusive interview with the association’s Secretary General, James Watson, with whom we discussed the so-called Biden LNG pause, the security measures and planning required to fully support the global LNG industry and how to reduce methane emissions from the gas sector;
  • CEENERGYNEWS’ editor-in-chief Claudia Patricolo has prepared for you an in-depth analysis of the Vertical Corridor and the role that LNG plays within the regional infrastructure;
  • We collected for you also exclusive insights from the major LNG associations and global experts, providing perspectives from the US, the EU, Africa, Qatar and so on;
  • We focused on what role LNG could play after 2050 when Europe should rely mainly on renewable energy sources and new technologies;
  • We made an exclusive interview with Darius Šilenskis, CEO of KN Energies about the Baltic region’s attractiveness for global LNG markets;
  • In the e-book, you’ll also find a special section dedicated to the hydrogen market, Europe’s competitiveness and the major hydrogen developments in CEE.

Enjoy reading our e-book!

Table of contents

  • Message from the Editor-in-chief
  • In brief: highlights of the LNG industry in CEE
  • Facts & Figures: debunking 4 myths of LNG
  • Interview with James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Feature: Bridging borders – LNG integration within the Vertical Corridor initiative
  • Q&A with Luis Ignacio Parada, President of the European Industry Association of LNG Terminal Operator (GLE)
  • Q&A with Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of the US LNG Association
  • Interview with Darius Šilenskis, CEO, KN Energies
  • Infographic: CEE’s LNG imports in 2023
  • Q&A with Mehdy Touil, LNG Operations Specialist & Design SME at Solaris MCI
  • Q&A with Francesco Sassi, Research Fellow, Energy Geopolitics and Markets at RIE
  • Analysis: LNG – does the ‘cleanest fossil fuel’ have a place in the 2050 net zero landscape?
  • Q&A with Dr Steven Wright, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Special focus: Hydrogen
  • Analysis: Unlocking the green promise: green ammonia vs green hydrogen
  • Q&A with Veronika Vohlídková, Member of the Board and Executive Director,Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP)
  • Analysis: The red dragon and green hydrogen: is Europe set for another import dependency on electrolysers?
  • Q&A with Šarūnas Varnagiris, Director of the Lithuanian Hydrogen Energy Association
  • In summary