Green MEPs Call For No Support To LNG Arctic Projects

A group of Green Party MEPs in the European Parliament has called on leaders in Germany, France and Italy not to support an international Arctic liquefied natural gas project because of concerns about climate change.

« We call on the governments of France, Germany and Italy to refuse to support this project, » said the letter, which was signed by 39 parliamentarians.

The message was released a day after a report by the International Energy Agency, which said achieving the 2050 carbon neutrality goal did not involve development of new oil and gas fields. The document also says that many natural gas liquefaction facilities currently under construction or in the planning stages are not needed to meet the zero-emissions goal

Arctic LNG 2 is building three liquefied natural gas production lines, each with a capacity of 6.6 million tonnes per year and a total capacity of 19.8 million tonnes of LNG and up to 1.6 million tonnes of stable gas condensate per year. Participants in this project are Novatek (60%), Total (10%), CNPC (10%), CNOOC (10%) and Japan Arctic LNG, a consortium of Mitsui & Co, Ltd. and JOGMEC (10%).

source: reuters.com

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