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Germany's Scholtz to Sign LNG Deals with UAE this Weekend

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German Chancellor, Olaf Scholtz heads to the Middle East at the end of the week, in part to sign new energy deals for Germany.

  • German Economy Minister Robert Habeck confirmed this afternoon that Scholz will sign contracts to secure LNG during his trip to the United Arab Emirates at the weekend.
  • Qatar’s multi-billion North Field project is expected to drastically increase the Gulf nation’s liquefaction capacity by 64%, by 2027, some of which will be directed towards Europe to replace Russian volumes.
  • Germany has struggled to sign LNG import contracts with the Qatar in recent months because of discrepancies on price and contract length.
  • The North Field expansion is not a quick fix for Germany’s problems due to it not being ready until at least 2026.
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German Chancellor, Olaf Scholtz heads to the Middle East at the end of the week, in part to sign new energy deals for Germany.

  • German Economy Minister Robert Habeck confirmed this afternoon that Scholz will sign contracts to secure LNG during his trip to the United Arab Emirates at the weekend.
  • Qatar’s multi-billion North Field project is expected to drastically increase the Gulf nation’s liquefaction capacity by 64%, by 2027, some of which will be directed towards Europe to replace Russian volumes.
  • Germany has struggled to sign LNG import contracts with the Qatar in recent months because of discrepancies on price and contract length.
  • The North Field expansion is not a quick fix for Germany’s problems due to it not being ready until at least 2026.