UK ends all imports of Russian LNG

The decision was made to reduce the UK’s dependence on Russian energy

Big Zero Report 2022

The government has confirmed that the UK has ended all imports of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG).

On 1st January, the British Foreign Office shared a tweet writing about it – it said: “We are cutting Putin off from funding his illegal war and supporting countries around the world to reduce their own dependency.”

Government data shows that from 2017 to 2021, the UK received 21,506GWh of LNG from Russia.

The latest data published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows that the amount of LNG imported from all countries to the UK increased by almost 50% in the first three months of 2022.

The UK holds the second-largest LNG regasification infrastructure in Europe, with the largest
being in Spain.

The UK has acted as a gateway for gas to enter European pipelines and meet demand, as countries moved away from importing Russian gas.

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