The candidate as assistant to the Secretary of state wants to offer the EU to switch to natural gas from USA


WASHINGTON, September 19. /TASS/. Candidate for the post of assistant Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Eurasia Uess Mitchell, in the case of approval on this post, has promised to negotiate with the EU about their transition to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.

He stated at the hearing to review his nomination to the foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the U.S. Congress. A live webcast of the hearings were conducted on the Committee’s website.

“I will be based on the efforts of [Washington’s] administration to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying energy sources and routes [of transmission]. And I’m going to focus on the profitability of American LNG as a possible option to meet these diversification efforts”, – he stressed, linking this with the opportunity to provide Americans with jobs.

Earlier, the state Department said that the U.S. will continue to export energy to Europe to the continent is not dependent on a single or dominant supplier.

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