Security of European Gas Supplies a survey of gas industry opinion from the FLAME Conference, Amsterdam, March 4, 2008
By Jonathan Stern, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), March 2008
The results of a poll of gas industry professionals at the FLAME Conference in Amsterdam reveal far less concern about dependence on gas imports, and specifically dependence on Russian gas supplies, than is found in most political and media commentary. 60% of respondents were either "not at all" or "a little" worried about Europe's increasing gas import dependence. The same percentage believed that, of the non-European sources of gas, Russia would be the most reliable supplier over the next five years.