Germany will accelerate its liquefied natural gas import plans as it moves to reduce dependence on volumes from Russia, that typically supplies more than half of its gas demand.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday said it planned to construct LNG terminals at Brunsbuttel and Wilhelmshaven, adding that the terminals could also handle green hydrogen in the future.

“We need to do more in order to protect the energy supply of our country… in order to overcome our import dependency on single energy suppliers,” said Scholz.