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Qatar Can’t Help Europe Much If Russian Gas Is Interrupted

  • Persian Gulf country is pumping natural gas at full capacity
  • Most of Qatar’s LNG is sold to Asia under long-term contracts
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Qatar wouldn’t be able to significantly ramp up supplies of natural gas to Europe in the event of any disruption to Russian flows, according to three people familiar with the situation.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has spoken to major gas producers, including Qatar, about the possibility of getting more shipments sent to Europe in case a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine interrupts flows. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied having any plans for an invasion.