Russian LNG exports to Europe are on the rise despite the continent’s efforts to diversify natural gas supplies and impose a series of sanctions against the country for its war in Ukraine.

Most of the liquefied natural gas exported from Russia to Europe has been sourced from PAO Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility in the country’s Far North. Novatek is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, second only to state-owned Gazprom PJSC.

“Russian LNG exports to Europe appear to be under the radar; not only have they not stopped flowing, but they have actually increased,” Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) wrote in a September report.

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