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
U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin
New York Times - 3/5/2014 7:35:01 PM
Although Russia is still the world ... domestic natural gas oppose the effort, they have fallen to the sidelines in the rush. For Russia, energy supplies are as important to keeping a hold on Ukraine and the other former countries of the ...
Barack Obama urged to lift curbs on exports of gas, oil and coal
The Economic Times - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 PM
American exports would also undermine the influence of oil- rich countries that don't like us very much," he argued. "For years, the US has asked Japan and India to reduce their imports of Iranian oil. Now, these are two of the world's largest ...
Frack You, Putin! Could the U.S. Battle Russia With Natural Gas Exports?
Slate - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 PM
It would be nice if the U.S., with our sea of fracked ... either. That said, there are reasons to think that—over time and indirectly—shipping American gas overseas could begin to erode a bit of Moscow’s power. Even before the Ukraine crisis ...
Europe Considering Increasing U.S. Gas Imports, Says U.K.'s Hague
The Wall Street Journal - 3/9/2014 8:31:42 AM
LONDON—European leaders are starting to discuss importing more natural gas from the U.S. following Russia's military ... trade and financial consequences if Russia deepened its incursion into Ukraine, and travel bans and asset freezes on individuals ...
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 ...
Ukraine Plans to Cut Russian Gas Imports, Raise EU Supply
Bloomberg - 3/5/2014 2:12:53 PM
Ukraine, the subject of a struggle 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 through Slovakian pipelines, Prodan told ...
4 nations urge U.S. gas exports amid Ukraine crisis
The Seattle Times - 3/8/2014 8:28:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural-gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and ...
Boehner’s plan to save Ukraine: It’s full of gas
Washington Post - 3/7/2014 10:17:17 PM
John Boehner thinks the United States can help Ukraine by approving more gas export terminals. Is he right? “The ability to turn the tables and put the Russian leader in check lies right beneath our feet, in the form of vast supplies of natural energy ...
In Ukraine Crisis, Russia's Natural Gas Tactics Could Backfire
Forbes - 3/5/2014 6:09:07 PM
Russia could conceivably use natural gas as a means to force Ukraine and its allies in Brussels to see things Moscow’s way, but a halt of of gas flows does not appear to be imminent…yet. This week, Russia’s state-owned natural gas company ...
Iran rejects gas price drop but willing to export more to Turkey -SHANA
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 9:02:43 AM
Turkey deems Iranian gas too expensive compared with other suppliers like Russia and Azerbaijan, an assertion rejected by Tehran. Turkey's state-owned Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) applied to an international court of arbitration in ...
Natural gas booms as demand roars
Longview News-Journal - 3/9/2014 3:59:42 AM
HOUSTON — Even the U.S. natural gas surge won’t keep up with growing demand from Chinese power generators and American manufacturers in coming years, a cast of energy executives said last week at a major energy summit focused on the ...
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 ...
JOHNSON: Boosting natural-gas exports can hit Russia where it hurts
Washington Times - 3/4/2014 11:53:54 PM
In fact, Russia’s entire economy is largely dependent on its artificial escalation of the world price ... by sending them natural gas that’s plentiful and underfoot, rather than keeping them dependent on unstable countries, such as Russia ...
America's Natural Gas Lever
New York Times - 3/8/2014 12:21:57 PM
But global markets evolve. As more natural gas export capacity comes online, this price differential should erode and European utilities could find American natural gas an attractive option. Having that option in a crisis is valuable.
Obama urged to lift curbs on exports of gas, oil
The Week - 3/7/2014 7:22:30 AM
"For years, the US has asked Japan and India to reduce their imports of Iranian oil ... expand the ability of energy firms to export liquefied natural gas to more countries around the world. Currently liquefied natural gas can only be exported ...