Impacts of Nord Stream 2 on the EU natural gas market

This study focuses on the impacts of the offshore pipeline Nord Stream 2 on European Union (EU) natural gas markets (gas flows and gas prices). Since the impact of Nord Stream 2 crucially depends on the competition between Russian gas and global LNG markets, a combination of the global gas market model COLUMBUS and the European gas infrastructure model TIGER is applied in the analysis. The study finds a price decreasing effect of Nord Stream 2 in the EU-28 overall as well as in each member state individually due to reduced LNG imports if Nord Stream 2 is available compared to a case in which it is not available.

Type of Publication: Study
On behalf of: Nord Stream 2
Date: September 2017
Type of Publication: Study
On behalf of: Nord Stream 2
Date: September 2017