Security of Natural Gas Supply through Transit Countries

  • Jens Hetland
  • Teimuraz Gochitashvili
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Current Status of Producer Countries and Conditions for the Transit of Natural Gas

  3. Modern Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Einar Brendeng, Jens Hetland
      Pages 75-102
    3. Vladimir Feygin, Yuri Rykov
      Pages 135-156
  4. Strategic Reserves and Geological Survey

  5. Economics and Legislative Aspects of Gas Transport and Geopolitics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Hans Jørgen Dahl, Sondre Dyrland, Thor Bjørkvoll
      Pages 307-342
    3. Gokhan Bacik, Bulent ARAS
      Pages 343-354

About these proceedings

Introduction

Jens HETLAND & Teimuraz GOCHITASHVILI In contrast to oil, natural gas is usually routed through pipeline systems stretched from the wellhead to the end-user – although liquefied natural gas (LNG) is gaining increased interest; the commercialisation of natural gas fields is inherently linked to rigid transportation systems that require huge investments in tangible assets fixed to specific locations; the supply of natural gas is constrained by the transportation system, and requires access to appropriate infrastructure for transport and distribution; the trading of natural gas is traditionally associated with long-term contracts, albeit the duration per se of gas transport contracts appears to be less important after the deregulation of the energy markets. As diversification is strategically important to modern societies, the security of energy supplies becomes an inherent issue. In order to avoid situations of shortage, and to keep the price level stable, industrial nations are paying attention to the security of energy supplies. In brief terms this means that having more than one supplier of natural gas and more than one transport route would be strategically important. This also affects political issues and international law and regulations, economics, science and technology. The purpose of this book is to address opportunities extended from science and research pertaining to the exploitation and international trading of natural gas that involves transit countries. This especially relates to the transport and handling of gas from remote regions and pipelines that are

Keywords

Gazprom LNG Natural Gas Policy energy energy management geopolitics international law modeling pipeline

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Hetland
    • 1
  • Teimuraz Gochitashvili
    • 2
  1. 1.SINTEF Energy ResearchTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Georgian Technical UniversityTbilisiGeorgia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-2078-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2076-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2078-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609