June 22, 2024

Columbus Post

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We can take care of ourselves: there is enough gas under Switzerland

“There’s enough gas under Switzerland to make us self-sufficient!” Patrick Lahusen, 77, who has been drilling for oil and gas in Switzerland for decades, says: Lahusen knows the subsoil of Switzerland like the back of his hand and has a wealth of valuable data for potential exploitation of the deposits.

It’s a ray of hope in Switzerland’s desperate search for an alternative to Russian natural gas. Rerouting global gas flows is a complex process, requiring new pipelines or liquefied natural gas terminals to send gas from the Gulf or the US to Europe and Switzerland.