Crabb backs boycott of Russian LNG

Local MP Stephen Crabb has urged the Prime Minister to block Russian imports of Liquefied Natural Gas in the wake of Russia’s suspected use of a nerve agent against a former Russian spy in Salisbury.

Following the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament today, outlining the retaliation measures the UK would be taking against Russia, Mr Crabb stood up to give his backing to the Prime Minister’s response but called for her to go even further by blocking Russian imports of LNG.

The UK has received several deliveries of Russian LNG cargoes this winter as Russia has increased its LNG exports.

The Preseli Pembrokeshire MP said: “Russia deliberately tries to extend its influence across Europe through its energy supplies. But Britain should not be providing a market for Russian gas. We have excellent LNG import facilities here in Pembrokeshire trading with strong allies such as Qatar and Malaysia.  If we need more gas coming into the UK then we should be importing it from them.”

“I was encouraged by the Prime Minister’s promise to look into this issue and I look forward to seeing whether the Government decides to support my call for a boycott of Russian gas.”