Trudeau says Canada could expand energy support to Europe

(Bloomberg) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his country is considering expanding energy infrastructure to help Europe in the “medium term” move away from Russian oil and gas.

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(Bloomberg) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his country is considering expanding energy infrastructure to help Europe in the “medium term” move away from Russian oil and gas.

Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Elmau, Germany, at the end of a Group of Seven summit, said there are opportunities to build facilities that could export liquefied natural gas to the continent, without giving details. The infrastructure could then be used for the export of hydrogen in the future, he said, meeting Canada’s long-term climate goals.

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Canada “envisages in the medium term to expand some infrastructure, but in a way that achieves this medium to long term goal of accelerating the transition not just from Russian oil and gas, but from our global dependence on fossil fuels by due to the impacts of climate change,” Trudeau said.

Trudeau held a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday, during which the two leaders discussed deepening energy cooperation between their countries. Scholz is due to make an official visit to Canada in August.

Germany and Canada discussed options for an LNG terminal on Canada’s east coast to export to Europe.

“Many conversations are ongoing with Chancellor Scholz and I look forward to continuing them when he comes to Canada in August,” Trudeau said.

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