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Germany’s plan to replace gas from Russia with LNG supplies failed

Germany’s plan to replace gas from Russia with LNG supplies failed

The plan to partially replace Russian gas with LNG supplies, proposed by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection of Germany, Robert Habek, failed. This was announced on July 6 by the deputy of the Bundestag from the CDU Torsten Frei.

Earlier, Habek was going to ensure the supply of 13 billion cubic meters of gas to Germany by tankers. meters of gas in the first half of 2023. This volume would make it possible to partially replace Russian gas.

“Minister Habek’s LNG strategy has failed and will not replace the amount of gas we will need this winter for the foreseeable future,” Frei said.

He stressed that the German authorities must now do everything possible to ensure the filling of gas storage facilities.

Martin Kroeger, a spokesman for the Shipowners’ Union, said that Berlin had not been able to find enough tankers to transport LNG.

“There are no LNG carriers in the German merchant fleet that can carry LNG over long distances,” Kroeger said.

At the same time, there is a very high demand for 500 liquefied gas tankers in the world, he noted.