Germany ready to help EU landlocked LNG

Germany will show solidarity with the countries of the European Union that are looking for an alternative to Russian gas and oil by helping eastern states without ports in the North or Baltic Seas to get liquefied natural gas (LNG).

This was stated on Thursday May 5 by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, writes “European Truth” with reference to Euractiv.

Speaking after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Scholz said that many countries face an even bigger problem than Germany in reducing dependence on Russian energy imports.

According to Fiala, imports of Russian gas coming through the pipeline account for more than 90% of gas consumption in the landlocked Czech Republic.

“We must be ready to help countries that do not have direct access to the North or Baltic Sea, and which should count on our cooperation with them,” Scholz said.

Earlier Thursday, Germany took steps to boost LNG imports by leasing four floating storage and regasification units and selecting the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven as its first transshipment hub.

Separately, Germany has begun filling up the huge gas storage facility at Rehden, which was previously used by Gazprom.

Germany ready to help EU landlocked LNG

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