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Parliamentary questions
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25 January 2020
E-000434/2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Maria Grapini
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: EU energy security and Black Sea energy resources

Energy security must be an EU priority. EU countries’ energy systems are largely dependent on imports of natural gas and oil, with the majority of gas supplied to Europe coming from Russia, or via Russia from the countries of the Caspian Sea. The European Union has energy resources and the Black Sea, with its major natural gas and oil reserves, is one of the main arenas of global competition for energy resources.

The Black Sea constitutes a major source of energy security for the European Union: Romania's Black Sea energy reserves are huge and need to be managed efficiently within the EU.

Since energy security is among the EU’s priorities, can the Commission state what measures it will take to ensure that the Black Sea’s natural gas and oil resources are managed efficiently and how Romania can be helped, through financing projects, to modernise the port of Constanța and hence ensure a reliable connection for the transport of natural gas and oil along European corridors?

Original language of question: RO
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