An agreement to promote the development of green gases has been signed by the gas transmission system operators (TSOs) of several Northeastern Europe countries.

Considering the sustainability goals of National Energy and Climate Plans and the European Green Deal, research into the use of gases such as biomethane, synthetic methane and renewable hydrogen will work towards the EU climate goals for 2030.

A collaborative effort between the TSOs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland, the operators will conduct research into decarbonisation solutions of gas transmission, green gas solutions into existing infrastructure, development of new infrastructure, and other technological processes.

The TSOs will also aim to identify technical challenges regarding hydrogen integration into gas transmission systems, in addition to using the agreement to encourage a smooth energy transition and development of a low-carbon regional gas infrastructure.