The United States, advocating an embargo on the supply of Russian energy, may eventually replace gas from Russia with its own LNG. This idea is prompted by a significant difference in prices for liquefied natural gas in Europe and the United States.
Thus, in the European market, blue fuel (marked in red graph) is ten times more expensive than in America (blue graph). This will allow US gas companies to make significant profits from transporting gas to the Old World - Europeans will overpay for fuel up to $ 200 billion annually.
By implementing such plans, the United States will be able to put into operation new LNG capacities, the declared volume of which is 50-60 million tons, and the planned ones can reach 120 million. In ten years, this will allow the Americans to almost completely replace Russian gas in Europe.
Moscow understands Washington's long-term aim. On April 19, at a meeting of the Security Council of this organization, First Deputy Chairman of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said that the United States is trying to make European countries dependent on their gas, forcing the EU to expand anti-Russian sanctions measures.
Our pragmatic American colleagues shamelessly strive to extract the maximum economic benefit. By pushing the Europeans towards more and more severe economic sanctions, Washington, which suffers the least from such a scenario, intends to put them firmly on its gas needle over time.
- said the diplomat.