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
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 ...
Frack You, Putin! Could the U.S. Battle Russia With Natural Gas Exports?
Slate - 3/7/2014 10:35:46 AM
One of the key reasons why options have been so limited is that western Europe is critically dependent on Russia—and pipelines that go through Ukraine—for its oil and natural gas. Nobody really wants to start a conflagration with the country that keeps ...
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 ...
America's Natural Gas Lever
New York Times - 3/7/2014 11:11:34 AM
STANFORD, Calif. — The news that the Obama administration wants to use America’s new natural gas abundance as a lever against Russia offers a chance to change a long-term dynamic in Europe, which allows an undemocratic petrostate to dictate ...
US weighs natural gas exports to Ukraine
The Sofia Globe - 3/6/2014 10:11:19 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 ...
Research and Markets: India Natural Gas Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
Yahoo Finance - 3/7/2014 5:38:07 PM
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s6dnjv/india_natural_gas) has announced the addition of the "India Natural Gas Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering. The Indian natural gas market is ...
How A Fight Over Natural Resources Is Quietly Driving The World’s Response To Ukraine
Think Progress - 3/6/2014 1:21:36 PM
That dynamic has been a key source of strife between the two nations for several years, with Russia raising ... Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Poland reported gas shortages. “Some closed schools and public buildings; Bulgaria ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
GOP Rep. Poe introduces bill to expedite natural gas exports amid Ukraine crisis
FOX News - 3/6/2014 2:58:50 AM
A Republican congressman introduced a bill Wednesday that would require the Department of Energy to expedite and approve exports of natural gas to Ukraine and other nations, in a bid to loosen Russia's control over energy supplies in the region ...
Obama urged to lift curbs on exports of gas, oil
The Week - 3/7/2014 7:22:30 AM
In his speech on the Senate floor, Republican Senator John Barrasso said the Obama administration should ... create jobs all across this country - from natural gas fields in Wyoming, steel mills in the Midwest, ports along our coasts.
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 ...
Centrica warns of uncertain British gas future
United Press International - 3/6/2014 4:49:11 PM
Most of the British imports of LNG come from Qatar. The country relies on natural gas imported through pipelines from Norway and the Netherlands for other imports. British energy company Cuadrilla Resources is a frontier in shale gas development ...
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 ...