OPINION: Europe seems to be engaged in a plate-spinning exercise when it comes to matching security of energy supply and emission goals and it is hard for the liquefied natural gas industry to know which way to look.

While European Union member states are investing heavily to expand LNG import capacity in response to the Russian supply squeeze, they are unsure if this growing form of supply will undermine the energy transition process.

Attendees at last week’s World LNG Summit in Athens repeated ad nauseam the refrain about LNG “saving” Europe after the disruption of Russian gas flows.