Russia is getting worried about approaching American energy dominance and President Trump’s effort to promote U.S. energy supplies on global markets. Recent comments by Trump to NATO regarding the Nord Stream II, a project to build another pipeline to bring Russian gas to Western Europe, have roiled the Kremlin, and Merkel for that matter.
The price of the US liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Europe will be 30% higher than Russian fuel at the very least, Russian Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said in an interview on Monday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.“
The US CAATSA law has a paragraph demanding that the government do everything so that Nord Stream 2 does not happen. Why?” the Russian diplomat asks. “In the next paragraph it states that the US administration must work to broaden exports of US liquefied natural gas to EU countries,” Chizhov notes.
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