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Trudeau Promises Regulatory Help on New Gas Exports to Germany

  • But Canadian leader warns business case must be made first
  • Scholz says LNG infrastructure being built as fast as possible
Olaf Scholz and Justin Trudeau hold a joint news conference in Montreal on Monday.
Olaf Scholz and Justin Trudeau hold a joint news conference in Montreal on Monday.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would be willing to consider easing the regulatory burden on new gas export facilities to Europe, while indicating the business case for investments may be a difficult one.

Speaking to reporters in Montreal at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Trudeau said the challenge is that any new liquefied natural gas terminal on Canada’s eastern shore would be far from country’s western gas fields. Any new energy supplied to European allies would need to be transported over a vast area, through multiple jurisdictions.