Sunday February 16, 2020

Hogan backs importing gas from US and Canada to Europe

Commissioner’s comments are a boost for American exporters of LNG as environmentalists protest about importing ‘fracked’ gas

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

19th January, 2020
Phil Hogan, the European trade commissioner, told a Washington DC think-tank that LNG imports from the would be a ‘win-win’ for all parties

Phil Hogan has backed the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe from the US and Canada, labelling it a “win-win” for parties either side of the Atlantic.

The comments by the European Trade Commissioner will serve as a boost to American exporters of LNG looking to widen their presence in European markets, at a time when environmentalists are protesting the importation of American “fracked” gas.

Protests over proposed LNG...

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