The Transatlantic Petrochemical Trade is Undermining Europe’s Climate & Plastics Policies

Year of Publication

2021

This document summarizes some key facts and features of the flows of natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the United States to Europe (including to Norway and the United Kingdom) and the broader context of such flows both in the United States and in Europe.

Source:

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Author(s):

Geography:

Europe, United States

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Climate, Policy

This document summarizes some key facts and features of the flows of natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the United States to Europe (including to Norway and the United Kingdom) and the broader context of such flows both in the United States and in Europe. It puts this developing trade in the context of current and ongoing climate and health policy developments in the EU and clarifies why such policies must be designed to include petrochemicals and full supply chain emissions.