Imports of liquefied natural gas into the European Union increased by 60% in 2022 compared to the previous year. Coming mostly from the United States and Qatar, they were also from Russia. Russian imports increased by 12% compared to the previous year.
It is the big winner of the gas crisis that has hit Europe since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24, 2022. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been widely imported by the European Union during the year 2022 to compensate for the drastic reduction in Russian gas deliveries. Thus, the EU brought on its soil in 2022 60% more LNG compared to the previous year, according to a rapport from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published on Tuesday 10 January.
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