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EU Plans to Court Africa to Help Replace Russian Gas Imports

  • EU drafts action plan to cut energy dependence on Moscow
  • Europe to work with major producers and consumers of LNG
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WATCH: The EU will explore expanding cooperation with African countries to help replace imports of Russian natural gas.Source: Bloomberg

The European Union will seek to step up cooperation with African countries to help replace imports of Russian natural gas and reduce dependence on Moscow by almost two-thirds this year.

Countries in Africa, in particular in the western part of the continent, such as Nigeria, Senegal, and Angola, offer largely untapped potential for liquified natural gas, according to a draft EU document seen by Bloomberg News. The communication on external energy engagement is set to be adopted by the European Commission later this month as part of a package to implement the bloc’s plan to cut energy reliance on Moscow.