Qatar emir to visit White House on Monday as Biden seeks gas supply for Europe

Officials fear that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to a surge in natural gas prices.

Ukraine, Liquified Natural Gas (Lng)

1/26/2022 12:31:00 AM

SCOOP: The emir of Qatar will meet with Biden on Monday to discuss Afghanistan and contingency plans to provide natural gas to Europe in the event of a Russia n invasion of Ukraine , Axios has learned.

Officials fear that a Russia n invasion of Ukraine could lead to a surge in natural gas prices.

The emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, leaves the White House after meeting President Trump in 2019. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty ImagesThe emir of Qatar will meet with President Biden at the White House on Monday to discuss Afghanistan as well as contingency plans to provide natural gas to Europe in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Axios has learned.

Why it matters:Europe's reliance on Russia for 40% of its natural gas is undermining Biden's attempts to coordinate "massive" sanctions to be imposed from both sides of the Atlantic if Russia invades. The White House wants Qatar to help ensure European countries can enforce tough sanctions without risking an energy crisis.

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Qatar is on point with humanitarian aid and natural gas 🙌🏾 Due respect, but this was not a scoop. We published our first story around two hours before this. Thanks. andmills Biden goes to foreign natural gas suppliers instead of American producers for energy! He would rather the foreign companies get the money, so he & his son has a crack at getting some.

Qatar is no moral step up! Their laws opressing women, LGBTs, and migrant workers are shocking and inexcusable. Let’s not enrich, empower, and endorse these abusers to “own the Russians.” Asinine Cold War mentality justifying propping up bad regimes still, gtfoh with that crap. Excellent!! cc Thinker_View

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