To help Europe replace gas supplies cut by Russia, France’s liquified natural gas (LNG)  imports nearly doubled last year, as the country delivered four times as much pipeline gas to neighboring European countries compared to 2021. 

“France is stepping up its role as a point of entry and transit country for supplying Europe with gas,” French transmission system operator GRTgaz recently said in a 2022-2023 gas forecast.

“The increase in French LNG imports was massive last year, France surpassed Spain as the largest LNG importer in Europe, and quite a lot of the gas went to other  European countries,” said Rystad Energy analyst Fabian Ronningen.

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