Definition: This entry is the total natural gas imported in cubic meters (cu m).
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Natural gas - imports map
The biggest economic risk revolves around Russia's supply of natural gas; many eastern European countries rely almost entirely on those imports
Supply & Demand Chain Executive - 3/3/2014 11:55:05 PM
LONDON (AP) — Fears of a tit-for-tat campaign of economic sanctions between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine ratcheted up Monday, with concerns largely centering on Russia's supplies of natural gas to Europe. But with the situation in Ukraine still ...
US Weighs Natural Gas Exports to Ukraine
Voice of America - 3/6/2014 6:22:15 PM
The United States appears to be rethinking its aversion to natural gas exports so it could help meet Ukraine's energy needs and weaken Ukraine's dependency on Russia for its gas supply. The top U.S. energy official, Ernest Moniz, said at an ...
U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin
New York Times - 3/5/2014 10:33:58 PM
WASHINGTON — The crisis in Crimea is heralding the rise of a new era of American energy diplomacy, as the Obama administration tries to deploy the vast new supply of natural gas in the United States as a weapon to undercut the influence of the ...
Crisis Pressures U.S. on Gas Exports
The Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2014 7:49:20 PM
Vladimir Putin’s trump card against the West is its oil business ... To comply with the export law, the Energy Department must determine that a recipient of the gas is in the U.S. national interest. Over the past few years, as domestic ...
Is Natural Gas the Weapon of the Future?
Daily Finance - 3/6/2014 2:40:20 PM
Last week, Russia reminded the world of the role that natural resources play in politics. Despite warnings from leaders across the world, the resource-rich nation moved forward with a unilateral act of aggression against neighboring Ukraine ...
Why Russia needs to sell natural gas more than EU needs to buy it
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/6/2014 7:33:50 PM
The Russian occupation of Crimea has raised concerns about the European Union’s dependence on its eastern neighbor for natural gas. The EU gets about 34% of its natural gas imports from Russia, a large portion of which transits Ukraine through ...
Pressure on Hill builds for gas exports to counter Vladimir Putin
Politico - 3/5/2014 7:20:42 PM
While gas exports could provide long-term help ... Mike Turner (R-Ohio) introduced a bill to expedite natural gas export permits to World Trade Organization countries. Udall’s bill would similarly “expand energy firms’ access to World Trade ...
Ukraine Plans to Cut Russian Gas Imports, Raise EU Supply
Bloomberg - 3/5/2014 2:12:53 PM
Ukraine, the subject of a tussle for influence between Russia and the West, plans to cut natural-gas imports from its eastern neighbor ... meters of gas a year from various European Union countries though Slovakian pipelines, Prodan told reporters.
How A Fight Over Natural Resources Is Quietly Driving The World’s Response To Ukraine
Think Progress - 3/6/2014 1:21:36 PM
DOE has approved six permits to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a trade agreement with the U.S. — a process Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said is “excruciatingly slow” and “amounts to a de ...
Lift Restrictions on Natural Gas Exports to NATO Allies in the Baltics
The Heritage Foundation - 3/6/2014 7:33:50 PM
The United States has been experiencing a boom in energy production in recent years, most notably natural gas production. This energy boom should allow for a strong export market for American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to hungry markets abroad. However ...
Centrica warns of uncertain British gas future
United Press International - 3/6/2014 11:55:42 AM
HOUSTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The British economy needs to outline plans to enhance energy security as it starts to rely more on imports to meet gas demands, the head of Centrica said. Sam Laidlaw, chief executive officer at Centrica, told the ...
GOP Rep. Poe introduces bill to expedite natural gas exports amid Ukraine crisis
FOX News - 3/6/2014 2:58:50 AM
Ted Poe, R-Texas, would require the administration to put natural gas exports to Ukraine ... of the ability of energy firms to export natural gas to more countries around the world. Poe’s announcement comes after top-ranking Republicans ...
Natural Gas Hoarding in Europe Thanks to US Sanction Proposals; Boehner vs. McCain; LNG the Solution
Safe Haven - 3/6/2014 1:25:46 AM
according to Gas Infrastructure Europe, the Brussels-based lobby group. U.K. gas prices jumped the most in 29 months on March 3 as Russia took control of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, which transits about 15 percent of Europe's use, before paring gains ...
Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas
Washington Post - 3/4/2014 11:53:54 PM
OVER THE past decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has extorted fealty from his neighbors by using energy, particularly natural gas, as a political cudgel. In 2006 and 2009, Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly, suspended exports to Ukraine ...
Senators Urge Obama to Help Ukraine by Approving Liquefied Natural Gas Exports
pjmedia.com - 3/5/2014 2:12:53 PM
Over the past three and a half years, the Energy secretary has approved six applications to export liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have ... maintain a position of leadership in the world and his strategy of apologetic diplomacy ...