Safety of supplies and climate change, focusing on supplies from the Caspian region
Having stated his point of view with regard to European gas importation statistics, the speaker underlined the dependency of supplies on the political interests of all partners. The accuracy and guarantees of price ratios are promising for all project participants. The relevant contracts and the obligations stipulated in partnership agreements with Romania, Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria can be given as examples.
Other important issues determined by Mr. Slavov were climate change and the struggle for the reduction of gas emissions, and he also raised the issue of the use of fossil fuels with regard to the climate change issue. Thus, he noted that it was possible to reduce losses from gas emissions in Europe from 16 to 14 %, but in other parts of the planet the figures exceeded 20%.
The climate change issue should be addressed at a global level and not later than by the end of next year. The contemporary energy sector needs to use the latest technological innovations. Preserving the balance with regard to climate change should be linked to and even continued on the basis of the tasks stipulated under the Kyoto Protocol. The progressive role of mankind in aspiring to preserve and regenerate the ecology of the whole planet is taken into consideration in such documents.