Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Russia's Pipeline Plans are Europe's Energy Security Hell

How'd you like to be in Europe's shoes? I wouldn't:
The EU currently relies on Russia for a quarter of its total gas supplies. Of the bloc's 27 member states, seven are almost totally dependent on Russian gas.
If I were Europe, I'd be doing every conceivable thing to get free of Russia's noose ... before it tightens again in Winter. This written from the perspective of another country dependent on less-than-friendly energy suppliers. Maybe it's easier to see how crazy this situation is when it's not your own country ... although I'm not sure why.

Then again, short term ... are there any truly viable options?

Map Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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