Government works on advancing LNG infrastructure in Germany – Merkel
Germany is already connected to liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals in neighbouring countries, but the government “is working on advancing the [LNG] infrastructure in Germany itself,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a German-Qatari economy and investment conference held in Berlin. Several companies are already planning to construct an import terminal in the country. “Of course, German companies decide on their gas supply based on profitability criteria, whereby liquefied gas imports from Qatar could also play a role,” she said.
For background, read the CLEW news piece Qatar Petroleum in talks with Uniper and RWE over German LNG terminal, the 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.