La Trampa Global del Gas. Un Puente al Desastre

Natural gas is gaining ground and increasing in importance in the global energy scenario. There are numerous publications and studies evaluating the risk of fuels such as crude oil and coal, but in the case of natural gas it is more difficult to find critical analyses of the risks involved in its promotion.

The booklet "Trampa Global del Gas" (Global Gas Trap) intends to show the various dimensions and risks associated with the global and European push for natural gas. It examines its geopolitical, economic, financial, environmental, climatic and social aspects; it analyses the role of historical development, major infrastructures, extraction zones, large companies, free trade agreements, financial capitalism, labour and public institutions. Simply examining all these dimensions confirms that aspects of the official rhetoric are questionable. Faced with the official line, which pours out irrefutable data on energy security and dependence, which expounds essential and urgent diversification and which repeats the mantra of natural gas as a bridging fuel for the energy transition, the Global Gas Trap contains enough information, references and objective data to build up an alternative narrative to the official one. It does this, moreover, while trying to demystify the highly technical language of the world of energy, with the aim of making it more readable and more accessible so that this publication can be used as the basis for a critical discussion of the push for natural gas.

This booklet is accompanied by the gas map "Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster", which gives an overview on the existing and planned gas infrastructures - with a focus on Europe. These are mainly pipelines and LNG ports (Liquified Natural Gas). The gas map also shows, from which parts of the world the gas is currently imported.

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La Trampa Global del Gas. Un Puente al Desastre

La Trampa Global del Gas. Un Puente al Desastre
La Trampa Global del Gas. Un Puente al Desastre

Author: Alfons Pérez. Brussels, 2017. This booklet is available in Spanish. The English translation will be published soon.

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Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster

Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster
Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster

This map gives an overview on the existing and planned gas infrastructures with a focus on Europe.

Download Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster

You can order free hard copies of the booklet as well as of the gas map by sending an email to: info.bruessel(at)rosalux(dot)org.