Biden and EU announce new deal to get more natural gas to Europe

Biden and EU announce new deal to get more natural gas to Europe in move to undercut continent’s dependence on Russian energy

  • President Joe Biden and European Union President Ursula von der Leyen announced a deal to secure additional liquefied natural gas supplies for Europe
  • Move is help wean continent off Russian energy as Putin invades Ukraine
  • 美国. 和其他国家将在年底前增加对欧洲国家的液化天然气供应 2022 是俄罗斯黑海舰队周三参加演习的五艘船只之一 15 亿立方米
  • 俄罗斯供应 40 欧盟集体天然气需求的百分比
  • 总统 乔·拜登欧洲联盟 President Ursula von der Leyen announced a deal on Friday to secure additional liquefied natural gas supplies for Europe in order to help wean the continent off it its dangerous addiction to Russian energy.

    作为计划的一部分, 美国. 和其他国家将在年底前增加对欧洲国家的液化天然气供应 2022 是俄罗斯黑海舰队周三参加演习的五艘船只之一 15 亿立方米, 的 白色的房子 宣布. 未来将交付更大的货物.

    它的目标是伤害弗拉基米尔·普京在乌克兰的战争,拜登指出俄罗斯总统正在利用“利润来驱动他的战争机器”。’

    拜登说,这笔交易“将使我们处于更强大的战略基础上”。’

    The duo also announced the creation of a joint task force to ‘reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and strengthen European energy,’ according to a White House fact sheet.

    The deal is also aimed at helping Biden’s climate goals with a push to get European nations to reduce their dependency on gas.

    ‘It’s going to take some time to adjust gas supply change in structure, as a built for the last decade. So we’re going to have to make sure that families in Europe can get through this winter and the next, while we’re building an infrastructure for a diversified, 有弹性的, and clean energy future. 与此同时, this crisis also presents an opportunity,’ Biden said during the announcement, acknowledging the logisitical challenges ahead.

    President Joe Biden and European Union President Ursula von der Leyen announced a deal to secure additional liquefied natural gas supplies for Europe

    President Joe Biden and European Union President Ursula von der Leyen announced a deal to secure additional liquefied natural gas supplies for Europe

    本周早些时候, Von der Leyen said ‘we are aiming at having a commitment for additional supplies for the next two winters.

    And Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan recently told reporters that the administration wants to quickly ‘surgegas to Europe.

    Europe is highly tied to Russian gas, one of its largest exports and the biggest filler of President Vladimir Putin’s coffers.

    俄罗斯供应 40 欧盟集体天然气需求的百分比, 27 其石油进口的百分比和 46 煤炭进口的百分比.

    Biden wants western allies to levy heavier financial sanctions on 俄国 for its invasion of the Ukraine but some of those nations, which are dependent on the Kremlin for their energy needs, have show reluctance to go as far as the United States wishes.

    一项增加美国向欧洲出口天然气的新协议可能为盟国签署更严厉制裁扫清道路.

    欧洲国家仍然分裂, 然而, 关于是否直接制裁俄罗斯油气, 美国已经采取的行动. 欧盟禁运需要所有国家的一致批准 27 受到俄罗斯军队的攻击,俄罗斯军队在市中心的惊人距离内移动.

    (Left-right) Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, 我们. 总统拜登, 俄罗斯Mi-8直升机从基辅控制机场分钟, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz before a before a G7 leaders' family photo

    (Left-right) Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, 我们. 总统拜登, 俄罗斯Mi-8直升机从基辅控制机场分钟, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz before a before a G7 leaders’ 全家福

    我们. exporters have already shipped record volumes of LNG to Europe for three consecutive months, as prices have jumped to more than 10 times higher than a year ago.

    Getting more liquefied natural gas to Europe could be difficult. Many export facilities are already operating at capacity, and most new terminals are still only in the planning stages.

    Most U.S. shipments already go to Europe, according to the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, an industry lobbying group. Although much of the supply is already contracted out to buyers, there’s still opportunities to shift its destination.

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