The attempts of the American government to increase its presence on the European gas market is no more than a political maneuver to isolate Russia, said energy Minister of Greece Panagiotis Lafazanis. About this Agency Sputnik.
With the position of the Greek Minister, U.S. supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the European Union do not have the opportunity to compete With gas supplies from Russia.
"American Gas will never have any opportunity to replace (Russia in the form provider), nor to meet the needs of Europe's natural gas," said Lafazanis, adding that the United States Attempts to enter the LNG market of Europe were " strategic maneuver to help further isolate Russia."
Save the Russian Federation in the form of an importer of natural gas - "it is in the interests of Europe itself," - said the Minister.
currently Russia provides about 30% of the requirements of the European Union in Gaza.
Greece hopes that after the implementation of the project of construction of "Slavyanka" the country will become the Central gas hub in Europe.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on 1 December 2014 for checking in With the state visit of Ankara, where he said that the Russian Federation is unable to continue the project on construction of the South stream gas pipeline to export gas from Russia to the European Union to bypass Ukraine - due to the lack of resolution of Bulgaria on the construction of the onshore section of the pipeline and unconstructive position of the European Union. At the same time to meet the needs of Turkey, Russia will build a new gas pipeline system.
at the same time, December 1, signed a Memorandum of understanding on construction of the gas pipeline With the working title " for the transportation of Russian gas to Turkey via the Black sea. The pipeline capacity will be 63 billion cubic meters, of which about 50 billion cubic meters is expected to put on a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border. Gas at the first gas pipeline in the amount of fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters will go to the Turkish market, with deliveries expected to begin in early winter of 2016.