There may be a link between current LNG price and the decrease in the number of LNG project submissions. The slight increase in the number of storage projects may reflect the recent concerns about energy security of Europe. The following chart provides a summary of projects based on their geographical location and by type of infrastructure.
Figure 2.3: Number of projects per country and type
The content of promoters’ submissions in term of granularity differs strongly. Some promoters have submitted individual facilities as separate projects (e. g. compressor station and pipe as individual project submissions) whereas others have joined together a number of schemes in one project (e. g. compressor station and pipe as a combined project submission). Such lack of consistency influences the number of projects submitted in each country.
EU Members before 2004 EU Members after 2004 Non-Members
Figure 2.4: Overview of all projects by EU Membership
Figure 2.5: Overview of cost information
Compared to their number and relative economic weight within the European Union, projects from new Member States (13 countries joined since 2004) represent a very significant share of the 259 submissions as shown in the graph above. This provides