That’s a good point, but it may cost a similar amount to build a pipeline to China. The fossil fuel fields are about equidistant between the borders with Europe and China. That still leaves a traversal through China, but that would be over land instead of expensive underwater construction.
Yeah, that’s why I see that as more of a long term shift. Russia shares a land border with China that it can build a pipeline to.
Those are the statistics for energy in general, not just electricity generation. Note how petroleum is a major component of the mix.
Short term, no because it’s hard to migrate from. Longer term, probably yes in Europe. Shipping in LNG is expensive and I really doubt there are many European leaders who want to return to such a high reliance on Russian fossil fuel.
It sounds like China may start buying up that natural gas instead. I only see this as a plus, given that China still gets 2/3 of its electricity from coal. While sources like nuclear and renewables would be ideal, anything that gets them off coal is at least an improvement.
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