by European Commission, May 14, 2019
In the Joint EU-US Statement of July 2018 agreed by President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump, it was decided to strengthen strategic transatlantic cooperation on energy. In particular, the European Union expressed its ambition to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to diversify its energy supply.
In the end of April U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to the EU were up by 272%. It is in this context that on Tuesday 14 May, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič in charge of the Energy Union will join the President of the United States Donald Trump in getting a first-hand look at the Cameron LNG export terminal in Hackberry in the U.S. State of Louisiana, which is expected to launch first shipment in the second half of this year.