About: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Energy 12-05-2022

Germany may be able to withstand winter without Russian gas, Habeck says

Germany may be able to cope with a boycott of Russian gas imports as soon as the coming winter, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told WirtschaftsWoche weekly on Thursday (12 May).
Energy 06-05-2022

Germany ready to help landlocked EU states access LNG, Scholz says

Germany will show solidarity with European Union countries seeking alternatives to Russian gas and oil, for example helping eastern states without ports in the North or Baltic Seas access liquefied natural gas (LNG), Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday (5 May).
Energy 26-04-2022

Industry boss: ‘Without Russian gas, we are probably in the worst situation we’ve ever been’

European gas infrastructure operators are preparing for all scenarios in the coming winter, including one “with no Russian gas at all” and supply cuts for consumers, says Torben Brabo.
Shipping 20-04-2022

How the IPCC report contradicts the EU’s vision on shipping

The inclusion of natural gas in the European Commission's proposal on low-carbon shipping fuels is incompatible with the recommendations of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), writes Faig Abbasov.
Energy 19-04-2022

Germany releases €3bn to acquire floating LNG terminals

Germany has released nearly €3 billion to acquire floating liquefied natural gas import terminals, the finance ministry said Friday (15 April), as it seeks to move away from dependence on Russian gas.

The Ukraine war: A hidden opportunity for the EU Green Deal

Russia's war on Ukraine, while devastating, could have 'positive' collateral effects on the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 25-03-2022

EU climate policy has become key in securing peace, energy independence

Representatives of EU countries have intensified their meetings with the aim of returning to peace and increasing energy independence as Russia has decided to "punish" the bloc for its support of Ukraine
Energy 25-03-2022

EU, US strike LNG deal as Europe seeks to ditch Russian gas

The United States will aim to supply 15 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to EU markets this year to help Europe break away from Russian fossil fuel supplies, the two sides announced on Friday (25 March).
Energy 22-03-2022

EU bets on green gases and electricity to break away from Russian fossil fuels

Faced with high energy prices and the urgent need to break away from Russian fossil fuels, the European Commission is doubling down on the roll-out of renewables and energy efficiency measures.
Energy 21-03-2022

LNG projects in the Gulf of Mexico boosted as Russian gas alternative

Two years ago, the American liquified natural gas (LNG) company Tellurian was in free fall: Its stock price collapsed, it laid off 40% of its staff, and suspended a key project in Louisiana.
Energy 17-03-2022

Portugal seeks to position itself as Europe’s ‘new gateway for gas’

The European Union will struggle to cut dependence on Russian gas, but must do so to avoid possible supply shortfalls next winter, a Portuguese minister said on Wednesday (16 March), adding Portugal's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports could help.
Energy 09-03-2022

Spain seeks EU funding for ‘green gas’ interconnector to rest of Europe

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called on the European Union to finance gas interconnections with the rest of Europe, saying new infrastructure should also include green gases such as hydrogen. EURACTIV's partner El Diario reports.
Energy 23-02-2022

Estonia calls on Europe to wean itself off Russian gas

Europe should develop green energy and import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reduce its dependence on Russia, Estonian Prime Minster Kaja Kallas told Reuters on Tuesday (22 February) as the West braced for the possibility of a big Russian assault on Ukraine.
Energy 21-02-2022

Ukraine showdown casts shadow over Qatar gas summit

Major natural gas exporting nations on Sunday (20 February) began meetings in Doha to discuss how to meet skyrocketing world demand as tensions surrounding Ukraine stoke fears in Europe about gas supplies from Russia.

Brimming European LNG terminals have limited space for more gas

Europe's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals have limited available capacity to absorb extra supply from the United States or other major producers in the event of Russian gas disruption if it invades Ukraine.
Energy 16-02-2022

EU says it is prepared for partial disruption of Russian gas flows

The European Union would be able to cope with a partial disruption to gas imports from Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
Europe's East 09-02-2022

Qatar to host gas exporters summit as Ukraine crisis simmers

With Europe worried about its gas supplies amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Qatar will host a summit of top natural gas exporters including Russia, organisers said Tuesday (8 February).
Global Europe 08-02-2022

EU, US pledge gas cooperation as tensions rise over Ukraine

The United States and the European Union pledged to work to ensure gas supplies can respond to disruptions in pipeline gas flows, as tensions rise over the massing of troops on Ukraine's borders by Russia, Europe's biggest gas supplier.
Global Europe 02-02-2022

Europe remains top destination for US LNG for second month running

Europe last month remained the top destination for shipments of US liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to Refinitiv data, outpacing exports to Asia for the second month in a row.
Energy 28-01-2022

EU, US pledge cooperation on energy security amid Russia threat

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden pledged on Friday (28 January) to cooperate on guaranteeing Europe’s and Ukraine’s energy security amid a standoff triggered by Russia amassing troops at Ukraine's border.
Global Europe 17-01-2022

US talks to EU energy firms on contingency gas supply in case of Russia conflict

The US government has held talks with several international energy companies on contingency plans for supplying natural gas to Europe if conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts Russian supplies, two US officials and two industry sources said.
Energy 02-11-2021

Putin, green gas and the EU’s looming energy fiasco

Nobody in the world has so much to win, or lose, in the battle against the economy's oil and gas addiction as Europe. This is a time for leadership, not for appeasement or mixed signals to Russia and the oil and gas industry, writes William Todts.
Shipping 29-09-2021

Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a necessary transitional fuel to decarbonise EU maritime activities as the available quantities of zero, or low-carbon fuels are currently insufficient, the European Commission has said.
Global Europe 08-06-2021

Blinken: US able to mitigate Nord Stream 2 pipeline effects

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the completion of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline was a "fait accompli", defending the US decision to waive some sanctions if Moscow tries to use gas as a weapon.