A number of energy companies told the US State Department that in the event of a disruption in gas supplies from Russia, there is practically no alternative.
The agency informs Reuters with reference to sources.
As noted, the US authorities have held talks with some international energy companies on the situation with the import of natural gas to Europe in the event that “the conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts the supply.”
According to the agency, the companies told the State Department that global gas supplies are limited, and there are not enough fuel reserves to replace Russian gas.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia and Gazprom do not bear any responsibility for the energy crisis in Europe.
As of January 14, European underground gas storage already more than 50% empty.