Italy’s Draghi thanks Japan for redirecting gas cargoes to Europe

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ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi thanked Japan on Wednesday for swiftly agreeing to redirect liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes destined for third countries to Europe. Europe, which sources about 40% of its gas imports from Russia, has been scrambling to diversify its energy supply mix as the conflict in Ukraine escalates. The European Commission this month is expected to unveil plans to help try to end Europe’s reliance on Russian energy, expanding renewable energy faster and replacing Russian gas with alternative supplies. Speaking after a bilateral meeting with Japanese…

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