The European Union plans to increase imports of liquefied natural gas from the United States to replace Russian gas 

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The European Commission does not expect to completely replace Russian gas with American, but will gradually increase gas imports from the United States.

This was stated by EC spokesman Eric Mamer at a briefing, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“The agreement with the United States is aimed at increasing the amount of LNG supplied from the United States to what we already have. In 2021 we talked about 22 billion cubic meters. We expect an additional 15 billion cubic meters thanks to this agreement, which is 10% of Russian gas , which we receive every year, “Mamer said, commenting on the prospects of reducing dependence on Russian gas.

According to Mamera, “no one said that with a magic wand, the agreement with the United States will allow the European Union to achieve independence from Russian gas.”

“This is just a step in this direction, and we hope that by next year we will be able to move forward thanks to this agreement and raise it to 35 billion cubic meters (additional supplies),” Mamer explained.

He urged not to forget that in this case it is one of the stages of the program to reduce energy dependence on Russia.

The European Union seeks to gradually reduce Russian gas imports and is negotiating with international partners to diversify both LNG and pipeline gas supply routes.

According to Mamer, this work is accompanied by other measures planned by the European Commission – improving energy efficiency, development of renewable energy sources, which will help reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian gas by two thirds by the end of the year. Джерело:

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  1. They could have been weened from mafia energy years ago already if the continent had politicians with brains.

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