According to the International Energy Agency, in June 2022 for the first time the EU received more natural gas by sea routes from the United States than through pipelines from Russia.
Such data was reported by Fatih Birol, director of the agency.
"Russia's recent sharp reduction in natural gas supplies to the EU resulted in June being the first month in history in which the EU received more gas from the United States through LNG terminals than through pipelines from the Russian Federation," he said.
The official added that this trend signals the need for the EU to reduce consumption and prepare for a difficult winter.
The European Commission has already said it expects "serious disruptions" in the supply of Russian gas and will intensively prepare for such scenarios.