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 - 3/6/2014 11:22:54 PM
Germany and Ukraine were the biggest external purchasers in 2012 of natural gas from Russia’s state-controlled gas company, Gazprom. “We’re engaging from a different position because we’re a much larger energy producer,” said Jason ...
West Tries to Loosen Russia's Gas Grip
The Wall Street Journal - 3/9/2014 8:06:04 PM
Russian gas giant Gazprom's recently built Adler thermal power plant in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Western officials are scrambling to loosen Russia's energy stranglehold on Ukraine, the latest sign of growing pressure on Moscow to ...
Don't send America's natural gas to Ukraine
Politico - 3/9/2014 11:40:49 PM
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given a boost to those calling for the United States to expedite natural gas exports to help allies overseas ... eliminating oil imports at the cost of $100 billion to $150 billion a year.
Frack You, Putin! Could the U.S. Battle Russia With Natural Gas Exports?
Slate - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 PM
Much of Europe was already looking at ways to diversify its gas supplies. That process could accelerate if Putin did decide to turn off the gas spigot as an act of retribution. The Ukraine crisis has left the United States and its Western allies feeling a ...
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 ...
Europe Considering Increasing U.S. Gas Imports, Says U.K.'s Hague
The Wall Street Journal - 3/9/2014 3:26:53 PM
LONDON—European leaders are starting to discuss importing more natural gas from the U.S. following Russia's military intervention in Crimea, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday, a sign that Russia is facing long-term economic consequences ...
Natural Gas Exports: To Counter Russia?
On Point - 3/7/2014 7:54:07 PM
JasonBordoff) Wall Street Journal: At Energy Confab ... Rob Franklin, Exxon Mobil’s president of gas and power marketing, estimates the cost of big gas projects has quadrupled over the past few years.” New York Times: U.S. Hopes Boom ...
Boehner’s plan to save Ukraine: It’s full of gas
Washington Post - 3/8/2014 4:22:21 AM
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 ...
Barack Obama urged to lift curbs on exports of gas, oil and coal
The Economic Times - 3/7/2014 6:46:42 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 ...
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 ...
In Ukraine Crisis, Russia's Natural Gas Tactics Could Backfire
Forbes - 3/5/2014 6:16:16 PM
But since Yanukovych left Kiev and pro-Western Arseniy Yatsenyuk took over in the interim, the two countries appear more like enemies ... s desire to reduce dependence on Russian natural gas imports, Russian gas accounted for 34% of European ...
JOHNSON: Boosting natural-gas exports can hit Russia where it hurts
Washington Times - 3/4/2014 11:53:54 PM
Let that sink in for a second. Think of the resources we’ve been blessed with, and the potential they create — jobs for the American people and energy independence from the Middle East, while helping our allies around the world advance ...
Iran rejects gas price drop but willing to export more to Turkey -SHANA
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 9:02:43 AM
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told Reuters in an interview on Jan. 30 that Turkey could double the amount of natural gas it imports from Iran if the two countries can agree on a price. "We can increase the amount of Iran's gas exports to ...
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 ...