US discusses additional gas supplies to EU in case of Russian attack – Reuters

The US has pledged to support Europe if energy needs arise due to conflict or sanctions.Western intelligence confirms Russia's intentions regarding a full-scale invasion of Ukraine / photo REUTERSWestern intelligence confirms Russia’s intentions regarding a full-scale invasion of Ukraine / photo REUTERS

Washington has held talks with several international energy companies regarding additional supplies of natural gas to Europe in case of unforeseen circumstances, if the conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts Russian supplies of blue fuel.

This is reported by Reuters , citing two US officials and sources in the energy sector.

Representatives of the State Department inquired about this from companies where additional gas supplies could come from. U.S. officials have been looking into whether companies have the resources to arrange exports and defer on-site maintenance if necessary.

The companies told US officials that “global gas supplies are limited and there is not enough gas available to replace large volumes from Russia.”

The representative of the US Security Council did not comment on the talks with energy companies, but confirmed that “contingency planning is being carried out.”

“The United States has pledged to support Europe if there is a need for energy due to conflict or sanctions,” said a second source in the field.

Amos Hochstein, the secretary’s energy security adviser, plans to visit major LNG companies in Qatar soon, Reuters was told.

(C)UNIAN 2022

One comment

  1. Europe is definitely part to blame for this dilemma. In particular, it is Germanystan, once again, which proved to be extremely shortsighted and naive to place its bets on mafia gas supplies. This is not the first time that mafia land has used its energy exports to exert political pressure. The kraut government is simply too stupid to learn from past mistakes, so it seems. A chink saying should be their constant companion: Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

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