The Gulf State, one of the world's leading LNG exporters, will require EU countries to sign long-term contracts. 

According to the publication, the EU authorities consider Qatar's conditions "too harsh" because they provide buyers with little opportunity to redirect supplies.

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck previously agreed on cooperation with Qatar in the energy sector, which provides for the possibility of supplying LNG to Germany.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz noted that Germany expects to soon have at its disposal the first mobile terminals for receiving LNG.

Aleksey Belogoriev, Deputy Director for Energy at the Institute of Energy and Finance, commented on Germany's plans for LNG in an interview with Economics Today.