The Emirates will supply Germany with liquefied gas and diesel in 2022 and 2023.
Published on 25.9.2022
France 24 and AFP report that the United Arab Emirates and Germany signed on Sunday, during a visit by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Abu Dhabi, an agreement providing for the supply in 2022 and 2023 of liquefied gas and diesel from this Gulf country to Berlin.
Emirati Industry Minister Sultan al-Jaber welcomed a ‘historic new agreement’ which ‘strengthens the growing energy partnership between the UAE and Germany’ when signing the agreement. agreement, in the presence of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, according to the United Arab Emirates news agency, Wam. Olaf Scholz, who met Emirati President Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, also present at the signing, “welcomed” an agreement on “energy security”, Wam added.
The agreement foresees the export of a shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Germany at the end of 2022, then the supply of additional quantities in 2023. The Wam agency reports a direct delivery of diesel completed in September and an agreement to supply up to 250,000 tons per month of diesel for 2023. Under the agreement, the United Arab Emirates will supply “a cargo of LNG which will be delivered at the end of 2022 and used service of Germany’s floating LNG import terminal at Brunsbuettel’, a North Sea port.
Emirati state-owned oil company ADNOC made its first-ever direct diesel delivery to Germany in September, and “will supply up to 250,000 tons of diesel per month in 2023”, according to the same source. The German leader began a Gulf tour of Saudi Arabia on Saturday in hopes of sealing new energy deals to replace Russian supplies and ease the energy crisis sparked by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. On Saturday Olaf Scholz met Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler of the oil kingdom Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah and later on Sunday he was due to fly to gas-rich Qatar for talks with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.