German Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck said his country will stop buying Russian oil by the end of this year.
The German government is working with all its might to eliminate dependence on Russia in energy.
In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Minister Habeck said that the German government aims to eliminate dependence on Russia in energy.
Until autumn, Russian coal will be completely abandoned.
Stating that they aim to become independent from Russian oil by the end of this year, Habeck said, “We say goodbye to imports from Russia every day, even every hour. We will give up Russian coal completely until autumn. We can become almost independent from Russian oil by the end of the year. But the hardest thing is Russian oil. refuse the gas.” said.
It is very difficult to refuse Russian gas.
Stating that he will visit countries producing LNG and hydrogen, especially important liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters Norway and Qatar, Habeck stated that they will expand their LNG import options in the short term and hydrogen import options in the medium term.
Two LNG terminals to be built in Germany to reduce dependency on Russian natural gas are expected to be operational within 2 years. Terminals will be built in the cities of Brunsbüttel and Wilhelmshaven.
Germany gets 55 percent of its natural gas, 35 percent of its crude oil and 45 percent of its coal from Russia.
According to data from the German Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection, since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s autonomous administration of Crimea (2014), Germany has imported energy (natural gas, coal and oil) worth 170 billion euros from Russia.
The United States and Britain announced on March 8 that they would stop oil imports from Russia.