Liquid Gas

Global Energy Buyers, Fearing Dependence on Russian Gas, Look to Qatar

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A Russian Gazprom worker checks a regulator at a gas pipe near the Ukrainian border.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    New energy supplies could reduce the estimated €10 billion that Germany sends to Russia each year to purchase natural gas, limiting Russia’s ability to use its energy exports as a political weapon.

  • Facts


    • Germany needs to become less dependent on Russian energy and to build its own liquid natural gas terminal.
    • Twenty E.U. countries already have LNG terminals including the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.
    • Of the seven terminals under construction, two are located in the Baltic countries.
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