Adnoc and Austria’s OMV announced on 27 October that they had signed an MoU “to explore a partnership in LNG supply to support energy supply security of Austria with the aim of arranging the purchase of one LNG cargo for the winter season 2023/2024.” European buyers are increasingly looking to Abu Dhabi to help diversify away from their reliance on European gas, and as a result LNG cargoes are beginning to flow to Europe rather than just Asia. Deliveries to Germany are due to start by the end of this year (MEES, 30 September). The phrasing of the MoU indicates that the LNG cargo might not be sourced from Abu Dhabi’s own Das Island facilities, and MEES understands that Adnoc is keen to develop its LNG trading operations.