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Gas Supply : EU Considers Nigeria As Alternative Amidst Russia-Ukraine War

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Gas Supply to Europe from Nigeria

Nigeria will supply gas to the European Union (EU) as the Russia-Ukraine war which started in late February lingers.

The EU Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) made the disclosure at the weekend.

The Deputy Director-General, Department for (Energy), European Commission, Matthew Baldwin briefed reporters in Abuja.

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Baldwin is in Nigeria to meet government officials and private sector players, including key stakeholders in the energy sector.

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The official admitted that Europe is in a tight spot, following the war the instability in its gas market and the threat of cutting off supply.

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“We have launched the energy platform task force and the primary goal is to reach out to our reliable partners such as Nigeria to replace the gas from Russia”, he said.

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The EU had advised member states to reduce gas consumption by 15 per cent as it warned that a complete shutdown of Russia’s supply was possible.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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