Germany needs years to find alternatives to Russian gas

Germany needs years to find alternatives to Russian gas
Germany needs years to find alternatives to Russian gas
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The German Ministry of Economy said that Germany still needs years to dispense with Russian natural gas supplies, which reach it through pipelines, to be replaced by liquefied natural gas imports.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Bloomberg news agency last week that his country had learned a lesson from excessive dependence on Russia, and its goal now is to build capabilities that give Germany the opportunity to obtain the quantities of natural gas that it had access to before the war in Ukraine.

For its part, the Ministry of Economy said, in response to a set of questions from the German Left Party, that Germany will wait until 2026 in order to provide the necessary capabilities to receive 56 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas annually, which is the same amount that it imported from Russia through pipelines in 2021. .

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By 2030, these capacities will reach 76.5 billion cubic meters annually, equivalent to 80% of Germany’s total gas consumption in 2021. So far, Berlin has succeeded in reducing its dependence on Russia by reducing energy consumption in general, importing gas through the facilities of neighboring countries and increasing its gas imports. Norwegian and Dutch via pipelines, but the mystery surrounds part of these supplies due to plans to decommission the main Groningen gas field next year.

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Christian Leh, a member of the German House of Representatives for the Left Party, told Bloomberg, “The truth is that during the next three or four years there will be no LNG production capacities in the world to meet the growing demand for it, so the unannounced strategy is that Germany will continue to pay exorbitant prices to buy gas, in When the less affluent countries will be deprived of this commodity.

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