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The Graphic Truth: Kicking the Russian gas habit

The Graphic Truth: Kicking the Russian gas habit
Ari Winkleman

Lithuania made headlines in recent days, announcing that it’s ending all imports of Russian natural gas. Indeed, this shift has been seven years in the making. Spooked by Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Lithuania – which at the time got almost 100% of its natural gas imports from Russia – began diversifying its energy procurement methods. Fast forward to 2022, and it's ditching Moscow entirely. The other Baltic states are on a similar trajectory. What efforts have other top EU importers of Russian natural gas made to reduce reliance on Moscow during that same time? We take a look here.


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