Germany expands LNG import capacity to end reliance on Russian gas


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. 

... to continue reading you must be subscribed

Subscribe Today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.

Please wait...