Amid a deep energy supply crisis and rising energy prices, the UK is trying to secure long-term supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US producers. It turns out, through anonymous sources, that the British government is seeking proposals from LNG exporters to supply its economy with agreements Extends up to 20 yearsAnd the reach Bloomberg.
Unlike other countries in Europe, the UK is not dependent on Russian gas, as it has Norwegian supplies and also benefits from its own production. However, competition for fuel, exacerbated by sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and the arrival of the cold season, has exposed the country to a crisis that threatens to extend beyond winter.
According to Bloomberg, the British government on Wednesday announced a plan with an estimated cost About 45,000 million dollars It could limit wholesale gas prices for six months. Families and many businesses are facing unsustainable utility bills due to record-high fuel costs this year. The panorama paints a potential stagnation.
Fred Hutchison, president of the US industrial lobby LNG Allies, commented: “It is clear that the Truss government is committed to […] In securing long-term supplies at reasonable prices. “It is better that other European countries speed up the pace. What is left in the United States is almost exhausted,” he added.
A spokesman for the British government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy declined to comment on the matter. Talks are still in their early stages.