Title: Vulnerability Assessment of European Gas supply

Olanrewaju OT (2017). Vulnerability Assessment of European Gas supply. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2017.0031451429

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Dataset Details

Publisher: Cardiff University

Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2017

Data format: .xlsx

Estimated total storage size of dataset: Less than 100 megabytes

Number of Files In Dataset: 1

DOI : 10.17035/d.2017.0031451429

DOI URL: http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2017.0031451429


As indigenous natural gas reserves within the European Union (EU) decline, higher gas imports are expected in order to meet future EU gas demand. Natural gas will be transported across considerable distances from regions of gas reserves to European consumers. This raises security of gas supply concerns especially for EU countries that depend heavily on a single supply source or major transit route. A linear programming model of the European gas supplies was developed and used to investigate the impact of loss of the Ukraine transit capacity on gas supply from Russia to Europe. Two demand scenarios – that is a reference case and a high demand case in the winter of 2014/2015 were investigated. The results have shown that gas flows on interconnectors and from storage and liquefied natural gas import terminals compensated for the supply shortfall. Furthermore, to mitigate the effect of the supply shortage, the impact of increasing the capacities of selected pipelines within the EU was compared against increasing the maximum storage withdrawal rates in southeast Europe. Higher storage withdrawal rates achieved lower demand curtailment than the additional interconnector capacity in both scenarios.

Data comprises:
Domestic production and gas import supplies to Europe – No transit capacity loss;

Gas withdrawn from European storage facilities - No transit capacity loss;

Domestic production and gas import supplies to Europe – Loss of Ukraine transit capacity;

Gas withdrawn from storage – Loss of Ukraine transit capacityCompariso of Unmet;

Demand for the mitigation measures - high demand;

European gas demand data for reference case;

European gas demand data for hugh-demand case;

Supply data for national production;

Gas storage data;

Maximum interconnector capacities between connected countriesLNG regasification capacities.

Results of research based upon these data are published at http://doi.org/10.1680/ener.14.00020


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