“We supply as much gas as possible”

Natural gas drilling rig off the Norwegian coast

Norway is Germany’s second largest gas supplier after Russia.

(Photo: picture alliance / abaca)

Dusseldorf According to its own statements, the Norwegian commodity group Equinor is currently sending all the gas allowed by the pipelines to Europe. Anders Opedal, CEO of the state-owned company, explained this in an interview with Handelsblatt: “We currently export as much gas as possible to continental Europe and Great Britain, most of the gas flows to Germany.”

Further gas deliveries from Norway are therefore in sight when the LNG terminals planned for the end of the year in Wilhelmshaven, Brunsbüttel and possibly Lubmin come into operation. “Once Germany completes its LNG terminals, further liquefied natural gas will be able to reach Germany from our facility near Hammerfest,” says Opedal.

Overall, the Hammerfest LNG plant has a capacity of six to seven billion cubic meters.

Norway is Germany’s second largest gas supplier after Russia. According to a publication by the oil company BP, the kingdom delivered around 31 billion cubic meters to the Federal Republic in 2020. According to this, 56 billion cubic meters came from Russia in the same year.

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