TOKYO, Nov. 30 -- NHK World issued the following news:
Qatar has announced its first long-term supply of liquefied natural gas to Germany, which wants to reduce its dependence on Russian energy.
Qatar's state-run utility QatarEnergy made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday.
It said beginning in 2026, Qatar will deliver up to 2 million tons of LNG per year to Germany for at least 15 years.
Germany looked to Qatar for LNG imports after deciding to reduce supplies from Russia, due to its invasion of Ukraine. Russia accounted for 55 percent of Germany's natural gas imports.
Germany's economic affairs and climate action minister Robert Habeck, who is in charge of the country's energy policy, welcomed the deal that will secure the supply for 15 years. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org