Oct. 11, 2022

Will Germany-UAE energy deal involve gas from Yemen?

Peninsula/Energy

The story: Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement geared to enhance cooperation on energy security. As part of the deal, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will begin to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Germany toward the end of 2022. This comes amid speculations that some of the gas shipments could end up originating from war-torn Yemen.

The coverage: The Emirates News Agency (WAM) announced on Sept. 25 that UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MbZ) and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz facilitated the signing of an agreement that will “accelerate energy security and industrial growth.” 

  • The UAE will initiate shipments of LNG to a natural gas import terminal in Brunsbüttel, Germany as part of a trial program in late 2022. Additional—albeit unspecified—LNG shipments are scheduled through 2023.

  • Prominent Emirati academic Abdulkhaleq Abdulla applauded the Emirati-German energy agreement, arguing that it demonstrates how “the UAE is at the forefront of countries that have decided to stand with Germany, France, and the European Union to overcome...

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