The three fronts of the gas crisis in Europe

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 05/11/2021

Credit: Pablo González Pellicer


Pablo González Pellicer: Visual Journalist

Project description:

Among the many side effects that the Covid 19 pandemic is leaving is that of having unleashed what is perhaps the biggest energy crisis since the one involving oil in 1973. This piece describes the 3 scenarios that Europe faces to supply itself of natural gas.

Impact reached:

The piece had a great following by the audience of La Vanguardia.

Techniques/technologies used:

Qgis was used to geolocate the entire gas pipeline that runs through Europe and that supply the continent. Then the map was transferred to after effects to develop the narrative sequence and render it in mp4 and add it in sun scrolling on a google html amp stories page.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complex thing was to find a shapefile on gas pipelines in Europe.

What can others learn from this project?

Another example of visual storytelling using maps that allows you to tell more clearly certain stories of today

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