Europe’s desire to wean itself off Russian natural gas will lead the continent to expand its liquefied natural gas import capacity by one-third by 2024 when compared with 2021 levels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The EIA said it anticipates that regasification capacity in Europe will increase by 5.3 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2023 and another 1.5 Bcfd by the end of 2024.

The federal agency said LGN regasification capacity in the European Union and the UK had remained “relatively stable” over the previous decade, increasing from 17.5