Gas platform of the Norwegian oil giant Statoil in the North Sea (file photo) Brussels and Oslo agreed to increase supplies of Norwegian gas to EU countries
The decision was made due to the reduction in gas supplies from Russia
The European Union and Norway agreed to cooperate in order to increase gas supplies to 27 EU countries in a situation of reduction gas supplies from Russia.
It should be reminded that Norway is the largest gas producer in Western Europe.
As Brussels stated in a statement released on Thursday, the 12 EU faced a reduction in natural gas resources after Russia last week reduced the volume of gas passing through Nord Stream 1, citing technical problems.
Earlier, Moscow suspended gas supplies to Poland, the Netherlands and other countries that refused to follow the new payment scheme.
Norway and the European Commission “will intensify cooperation to secure additional short-term and long-term gas supplies from Norway,” the statement said. soon after the meeting in Brussels between EU Climate Leader Frans Timmermans and Norwegian Energy Minister Terje Åsland.
“There is great potential to increase sales to Europe in 2022, bringing about energy,” reads the statement, which was also signed by EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson.