International media has reported that Europe has started to use gas reserves which were originally meant for the peak of the winter season due this year.
Estonian gas system operator Elering AS’s contractor, Connecto AS, has begun building the pipeline that will connect the planned floating five billion cubic metre per year Paldiski LNG terminal in Estonia to the regional Balticconnector natural gas network.
Neither Russia's decision to cut off gas supplies to Finland, nor Lithuania's abandonment of Russian gas, will significantly affect the Estonian gas market.
A big part of Bulgaria's bold new energy plans is a small pipeline. The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (ICGB) pipeline, linking Komotini in Greece's northeastern province of Thrace with Stara Zagora in central Bulgaria, is expected to start pumping gas in both directions in July. Construction began in 2019 on the new 180-kilometer pipeline, which promises to bring energy security to a wider swath of Europe.
There are 2,175, 000 miles (35,00,323 KM) of pipeline crisscrossing 120 nations to get the energy to corners that need them the most. The US owns a lion's share of these pipelines (65%), followed by Russia (8%) and Canada (3%). What would be interesting to note is that the top three of the longest gas pipelines aren’t, in fact, in these countries.