EU agrees deal with Azerbaijan to double gas exports by 2027

The European Commission signed a deal with Azerbaijan on Monday to double imports of natural gas by 2027.

The announcement came after European commission president Ursula von der Leyen visited Baku Monday morning for talks on increasing energy supplies to the EU.

The deal, which intends to bring imports of Azeri natural gas to at least 20 billion cubic metres a year in 15 years, will help the EU reduce its reliance on Russian energy.

Monday’s announcement is part of a broader push by the EU to find alternative suppliers of energy since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Source: EuroNews

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