As the Russia-Ukraine war continues to dominate headlines, Germany is making moves to reduce its reliance on Russian natural gas by employing floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) from energy company Uniper and Norwegian vessel operator Hoegh LNG.
According to foreign trade statistics office BAFA, Germany imported 142bn cubic metres (bcm) of gas from Russia in 2021.
With Russian supplied gas accounting for a third of its total gas supply, Germany is highly reliant upon the fuel for both electricity generation and household heating.
A deal between the German government and energy company Uniper saw the partners sign a letter of intent (LOI) for the chartering of two (FSRUs) at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven.
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