Australia’s Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS) will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its global portfolio to Europe, including Germany, starting in January 2023 after signing a flexible long-term deal with Uniper.
Germany has been on the hunt for new LNG supplies in order to stave off the near term crisis of stuttering Russian gas supplies. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada did not come through on the LNG front, but he did seal an ambitious deal on hydrogen.
European energy security faces a seemingly impossible task of meeting short-term demand with longer-term decarbonisation. Society does not have the luxury of declaring this to be impossible, though, so must take steps now to meet the challenges.
Asia’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) importers are accelerating efforts to secure fuel for winter on fears that Russia will curb supply and further tighten the global market. This could pose a further setback for Europe as it tries to manage its energy crisis.
Developing LNG projects is traditionally seen as a big-ticket item, reserved for the few. Costs are high and equipment specialised, making the resource out of reach for most smaller scale operators – despite the advantages it offers.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seems to have jolted China based buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into signing more deals with US-based LNG export developments as global competition for the fuel surges.