Norwegian Prime Minister Støre promised to ask companies about the possibility of gas supplies to Ukraine
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre promised to ask the country’s oil and gas companies if they have the ability to supply gas to Ukraine. He stated this during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. TASS.
“I will make a request to our companies, they are already doing everything they can, they are working at their highest capacity, but the request of the President of Ukraine is what I will take back,” the politician said.
Støre added that Ukraine needs natural gas, but the possibilities of Norwegian producers are limited, since production is already at its maximum level.
He pointed out that Norway currently supplies about 20 percent of Europe’s gas, and the government is working with oil and gas companies to increase production and exports where possible.
Støre also said that Oslo plans to allocate one billion euros to support Ukraine by the end of 2022 and in 2023.
Earlier, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said that in the context of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, the era of cheap energy in Europe has come to an end. He explained that in the current conditions for Europe, the concept of “Russian energy resources” has also disappeared, indicating that the countries of the region are looking for alternative sources of supplies.
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