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Cutting ties

BY THE NUMBERS | Russia-Ukraine conflict spurs European nations to curtail energy dependence

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Cutting ties
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5 billion cubic meters

The projected annual output of an Italian liquefied natural gas terminal to be built in Piombino that earned a provisional green light from an administrative court Dec. 22. European nations are pivoting to a more secure source of natural gas after Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

28.7 billion cubic meters

The amount of natural gas Russia exported to Italy in 2020 according to the International Energy Agency.


The growth of U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to Europe in the first 11 months of 2022, according to Kpler. U.S. shipments accounted for more than half of Europe’s imports.

No. 1

The United States’ ranking for natural gas production, generating about 45 percent more than second-place Russia, according to Worldometer.


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