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Tanks and tankers: Ukraine's military conducts exercises, top, and LNG is loaded on a ship in Qatar. (Source photos by AP and Ukrainian Armed Forces Press Service/Reuters) 
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Qatar's Asian gas contracts hamper Ukraine planning

U.S. pursues alternative LNG supplies for Europe if Russian cuts flow

NESREEN BAKHEIT, Nikkei staff writer | Middle East

DUBAI -- Qatar's deepening trade in natural gas with Asia is complicating global efforts to protect Europe from the threat of an energy squeeze by Russia.

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has spoken with major producers, including Qatar, about the possibility of delivering more gas to Europe if a Russian invasion of Ukraine interrupts gas flow to the continent.

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