The EU imported more liquefied gas from the United States than from

The EU imported more liquefied gas from the United States than from


In the energy context, it is a first in Europe. The announcement was made by the executive director of the International Energy Agency.

Thus, “the European Union has managed to import more liquefied natural gas from the USA than from Russia.

Europe is thus taking an important step given the uncertainties triggered by the war in Ukraine, “said Fatih Birol, who stressed that this is the first month in history that the European Executive has achieved such a performance.

“Recent drastic reductions in natural gas flows from Russia to the EU make this the first month in history that the European Union has imported more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States than through gas pipelines. Russia “, announced Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, quoted by the Italian agency Ansa.

The EU has imported more liquefied gas from the United States than from Russia

For the next period, he stressed that the European Union still has to make major efforts so that it can prepare for a hard winter, given the declining supply of Russia.

“The decline in Russia’s supply requires efforts to reduce EU demand and prepare for a difficult winter,” Birol added.

As a percentage, since the start of the war in Ukraine and until now, the Russian giant Gazprom has reduced gas production by 8.6%. At the same time, Gazprom also announced that exports to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, the former Soviet republics) were reduced by 31%.

According to centralized data, the daily average of exports in June decreased by a quarter compared to May.

Nord Stream pipeline lines close on July 11

An important movement, on the gas market, takes place between July 11-21, when the lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline will be closed, informed the operator Nord Stream Ag.

Thus, the reason invoked by the cited source is the maintenance works, which take place annually. “Between July 11-21, 2022, Nord Stream Ag will temporarily close both pipelines of Nord Stream to carry out planned maintenance work, including testing of mechanical components and automation systems, to ensure efficient operation. , safe and reliable of the gas pipeline “, states the message sent by Nord Stream Ag.

On the other hand, there are fears in Europe that Russia could prolong the closure of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.