Two Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) were chartered from George Prokopiou's Dynagas Ltd to the German Uniper, whose total capacity is equivalent to 30% of Russian gas imports to Germany.
With this move, Uniper comes to diversify and strengthen the security of gas supply in Germany, according to a statement from the German company.
Work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was completed in September, but no gas will flow through it in the coming months. Germany stopped the procedure for its certification and as soon as it became known, energy prices increased by 18%. As Le Monde predicts, gas and electricity prices will remain high in the near future.
The United States and Germany on July 21 announced a deal to allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. The agreement aims to stanch fears about European dependence on Russian energy, but it was immediately assailed by critics who said it doesn't go far enough.