Energy Supply: Liquefied Natural Gas from Qatar, Instead of Pipeline Gas from Russia

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: March 11, 2022; 13:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

Chancellor Nehammer visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar with the intention of lessening Austria's dependency on Russian natural gas for energy. Read about the chancellor's visit and how liquefied natural gas could help solve this issue.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer: "As the events of the last few weeks vividly demonstrate, we cannot continue to be dependent on just one gas supplier and must also build on sustainable energy sources such as green hydrogen in the medium to long term." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Σ64, CC BY 3.0 (

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler, and Raw Materials Minister Elisabeth Köstinger recently visited the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

The focus of the visit to Abu Dhabi was on security issues and the intention to reduce dependence on Russian natural gas in the medium to long term.…