A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight 

  • European Union (EU) energy ministers agreed Tuesday to advance a measure that would give members the option of banning Russian LNG imports. 
  • The proposal, put forward as part of new natural gas market rules under consideration, would prevent Russian exporters from booking the infrastructure capacity needed to move LNG into the continent. It would still need to be negotiated with the European Parliament. 
  • Despite the steep drop in European pipeline imports from Russia last year, the country was the EU’s third largest LNG supplier. According to Kpler, Europe imported 15.87 million tons (Mt) from Russia, behind only Qatar (19.14 Mt) and the United States (51.72 Mt).
  • EU energy ministers also agreed Tuesday to extend the...