Senator: the EU will not buy gas from the US to Express support Kiev
It is unlikely that energy exports from the US to the EU will affect the demand of European countries for supplies of Russian gas, said Last news from the Department of Commerce authorized for international relations brad Sherman.
" Even If the US has exported natural gas, the Asia would have paid more for it than anyone in the EU, partly because Europe can purchase it from Russia. Russia, in contrast to North America, will always have significant practical advantages in supplying gas to the European Union, " said the Senator.
for reviews Sherman, Europe will buy Asian gas at prices only because it can be expressed support to Ukraine. The Senator believes that competition with Russia in the LNG supply " unrealistic " as long as long as they will not be subsidized by American taxpayers, or the EU will not pay 50% more for gas." No one is going to increase the tax on profit in the US, so that we can offer our Kiev LNG at a lower price than he can buy it from Russia ", - he added.
Gazprom because of debts for gas puts Ukraine on the advance payment in accordance with the contract. If the preliminary bill for June will not be paid " Naftogaz " in time, Russia may from 3 June to turn off the gas to Ukraine. Kiev said that he is ready to pay the debt to Moscow after confirmation rates further deliveries level 268, 5 dollars per thousand cubic meters. The price of " Gazprom " from April 1 is 485 dollars.
in early may, the head of Barack Obama said that North America have plans to apply the forthcoming signing of a trade agreement with the EU to make wider export gas to the European Union, but acknowledged that Europe refuses gas from Russia are " unrealistic ". Before the USA have expressed readiness to substitute gas from Russia's own supply on the markets of Europe. However, the first batch of gas will not go into the EU before the end of 2015, and to make significant volumes of export will take several more years.