EU wants rules on hydrogen trade with Ukraine, Morocco - Bloc's energy chief

The EU will also put hydrogen on the agenda in its talks on energy with the United States, Japan and South Korea

  
European Union flags fly near the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 4, 2019.

European Union flags fly near the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 4, 2019.

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BERLIN- The European Union will seek to establish rules to trade hydrogen with countries including Morocco and Ukraine, as part of its plans to use the low-carbon fuel to cut emissions from industry and transport, EU energy commissioner said on Monday.

"To trade renewable and low-carbon hydrogen reliably across borders, we will need proper rules," Kadri Simson said, pointing to the two countries as a first step for establishing this.

The EU will also put hydrogen on the agenda in its talks on energy with the United States, Japan and South Korea, Simson said in a web cast.

(Reporting by Vera Eckert and Kate Abnett, editing by Riham Alkousaa) ((vera.eckert@thomsonreuters.com; +49 30 2201 33654; @EckertVera;))

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