"Sentence to American Gas": Berlin equated US LNG to coal


According to the Federal Ministry of the Environment of Germany, liquefied natural gas from the United States is as harmful to the environment as coal. This conclusion is contained in a response to a request from the parliamentary faction of the Green Party, a copy of which fell into the hands of the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND).


The German environmental department reported on the high role of natural gas in the transitional phase of complete decarbonisation when replacing crude oil and coal. However, this does not apply to LNG - American liquefied gas is produced by hydraulic fracturing, which is harmful to the environment. In addition, LNG is significantly more expensive than pipeline fuel. The conclusions of the German environmental authorities were actually a verdict on American gas.

LNG is significantly more expensive than pipeline gas. The Climate Footprint, now assessed by the Environment Department, could be another argument against US gas imports

- RND experts emphasize.

Back in the summer of this year, Gazprom pointed out that gas from Nord Stream 2 is more than three times more environmentally friendly than US LNG. According to the Russian company, the carbon intensity of the JV is 6,3 CO2-equivalent per 1 megajoule, the Turkish Stream - 7,3, the Ukrainian transit route - 10,6, and the indicator of American liquefied gas fuel - as much as 22,3.
  • Photos used: Zlatkaxpatka / wikimedia.org
7 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in
  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 October 2020 11: 12
    -8
    Someone wants readers to ....... (direct on the right path)
    In the headline of the anonymous author - Berlin, in the article - Gazprom.
    Sleight of hand and a little .......
    1. Dear sofa expert. 12 October 2020 13: 33
      +2
      LNG is significantly more expensive than pipeline gas. The Climate Footprint, now assessed by the Environment Department, could be another argument against US gas imports

      - RND experts emphasize.

      RND - RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 12 October 2020 13: 57
    +6
    This is, for now, someone's opinion. We must push through the Bundestag. How will Merkel react later?
    1. Dear sofa expert. 12 October 2020 21: 23
      +2
      This is, for now, someone's opinion.

      According to the Federal Ministry of the Environment of Germany, liquefied natural gas from the United States is as harmful to the environment as coal.

      What does the Bundestag have to do with it? Political decisions are made in the Bundestag.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 13 October 2020 00: 33
        +1
        The functions of the Bundestag include passing laws, electing the Federal Chancellor and overseeing the work of the government. All laws and all government.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 13 October 2020 08: 13
          0
          The functions of the Bundestag include passing laws

          That is, do you think that the refusal to buy American LNG should be registered in BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch) at the level of the law?
          It's like: “From now on, and forever and ever, ban the sale of American lng in Germany! "?)

          I think, all the same, such decisions are made at the level of ministries, and without voting.)
  3. John Hart Offline John Hart
    John Hart (John Hart) 20 October 2020 23: 42
    -3
    They rejoice early, Gazprom will still have to pay a fine of 7,5 yards dollars, look and Azeri gas in your apartment, and in the Azeri people there is already a NATO base and you will buy for currencies, and with such managers and approach to life, you will generally come to work, but you deserve what you deserve