The United States named an alternative to Russian gas in Europe
The U.S. state Department “strongly supports” the project “southern gas corridor”, which will be a serious competition to Russian gas supplies to Europe, told RIA Novosti the representative of the office on energy of the U.S. Department of state Vincent Campos.
WASHINGTON, 12 Feb — RIA Novosti. “The United States opposes the proposed project “Nord stream-2,” said Kappos. According to him, this project “would undermine energy security and stability in Europe” and especially it will affect Ukraine.
“With regard to alternative sources of energy, we work closely with our European partners in order to enhance energy security by promoting diversification of the supply of fuel, routes, countries and suppliers,” he said.
For example, the United States strongly supports the project “southern gas corridor” (to include the TRANS-Anatolian and TRANS-Adriatic pipeline, TAP and TANAP — ed.) which will diversify its gas imports in Europe, through a large supply of gas to the region via the Caspian sea already in 2019-2020.Vincent Nanospectrometer Bureau on energy of the U.S. Department of state
“Southern gas corridor” (SGC) with the length of 3,5 thousand km will deliver gas to Europe from the Caspian sea. Parts of the SGC are the South Caucasus pipeline, TANAP and TAP. The TANAP project envisages transporting gas from Azerbaijani field “Shah Deniz” through Georgia to Turkey, and after the construction of the TAR in 2020 — and in the countries of southern Europe.
The construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and plans for trilateral talks on gas transit between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission addressed the Council on energy, EU-USA, held on Thursday in Brussels.