Qatar Seeks Long-Term LNG Deals With EU Importers

Emboldened by a recent 20-year LNG deal a German energy company signed with a U.S. exporter, Qatar—another top LNG exporter—is now seeking long-term contracts with EU importers, which are racing to procure non-Russian gas, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing sources with knowledge of the talks. EU nations, for their part, want shorter LNG import commitments, as the bloc is also looking to stick to its goals to reach net-zero by 2050. The EU importers also argue that the Qatari supply offer is less flexible and doesn’t allow…