Germany has been seeking an effective replacement for Russian gas supplies - and a way to get rid of dependence on the Russian fuel supplies by 2030. The German government will provide the respective program in the near future, writes Deutsche Welle.
The program of development of hydrogen-based economy includes a draft project of infrastructure of transportation and conservation of hydrogen within the current network of gas pipelines.
The project is called H2-Startnetz 2030. The initiative of its development belongs to the union of operators of German pipelines, FNB Gas. The idea is that by 2030, the starting network of pipelines will be created in Germany; the overall length is supposed to exceed 1,200 kilometers.
Three big pipelines may be involved, too, including OPAL and Eugal. They are now used for transportation of Russian natural gas in Germany. These pipelines are linked to key European projects of Gazprom, since they are ground-based extensions of NordStream and NordStream II pipelines.