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Denmark braces for looming gas shortage

The work to secure gas flow to Danish homes after the shutdown of the Tyra platform in 2019 is progressing slowly. However, there is bad news in store from the Danish gas deposits.

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In two years, trouble will hit the Danish gas grid.

From being almost self-sufficient and having large stockpiles and import capacity of the commodity, problems with Danish gas deposits and the impending closure of the Tyra field in the North Sea mean that a bottleneck is approaching the market. Denmark's state-run TSO Energinet.dk is currently planning how the more than 400,000 private and corporate customers can be secured gas in the years from 2019 to 2021.

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