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Natural Gas – an Energy Necessity for Macedonia: Overview of the Macedonian Energy Potential
Natural Gas – an Energy Necessity for Macedonia: Overview of the Macedonian Energy Potential

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): National Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Governance, Environmental and Energy policy, Economic development
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; energy; natural gas; infrastructure for gasification; energy independence; energy stability and sustainability; gas market; legal framework;
Summary/Abstract: Despite the growing importance of Southeast Europe (SEE) in the new map of natural gas pipelines, the natural gas as an energy resource is underused in the wider region of SEE. In Macedonia only one percent of the total energy consumption comes from natural gas and there is also a lack of developed infrastructure for large scale gasification of the industrial capacities and the households. With this, Macedonia and other countries of the region risk increasing their energy dependencies to imported energy sources, which is unsustainable on long term. Taking the above said as a starting point, this report advocates the stance that in the time of energy crisis, price turbulences on the global oil market, and electricity import dependence, natural gas is the most favorable energy option for achieving long-term energy stability and sustainability in SEE and specifically in Macedonia. By giving a comprehensive analysis of the natural gas market in Macedonia as a case study for the region of SEE, we aim to underline the importance of the natural gas for the energy future of the country and the region.

  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English