The EU will enter into an energy partnership with the US to replace Russian gas supplies. “Tomorrow we will present a new chapter in our energy partnership with President (Joe) Biden,” announced Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Thursday. It is about additional deliveries of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the USA for the European Union to replace Russian liquefied gas.
“An important step forward,” von der Leyen said. The EU is trying to become independent of Russian gas supplies as quickly as possible – both pipeline gas and LNG. Around 40 percent of the gas in the Union is imported from Russia. In order to diversify its supplies, the EU is also in contact with other countries such as Qatar, Azerbaijan, Japan and South Korea.