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06 Sep 2018

Qatar Petroleum in talks with Uniper and RWE over German LNG terminal


Qatar Petroleum, the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is in talks with German energy companies about cooperating on a potential LNG terminal, writes Mathias Bruggmann in an article in Handelsblatt. “We have a serious interest in participating in a German LNG terminal and are talking to both companies – Uniper and RWE,” CEO Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi told Handelsblatt. His company wants to be “part of the solution regarding Germany’s gas supply,” he added. “If Germany wants its own terminal and [LNG] from different sources, we are ready to supply from Qatar.” The discussion about a possible LNG terminal in Germany received a new push when US President Donald Trump said the country relies too much on Russian energy resources and is “totally controlled” by the fossil fuel exporting giant.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here and find a Reuters story on the topic in English here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheet Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe and the dossier The role of gas in Germany's energy transition.

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