Washington and Brussels for some time, nervously looking to replace Russia as an energy supplier to the EU, but to find a replacement for Russian gas at the moment is impossible due to volatile global market conditions, says a Scottish researcher in the field of geopolitics Stephen McMillan. It is the opinion of the Agency Sputnik.
"Since the relations between the West and Russia quickly deteriorated after arranged the US coup in Ukraine, Western strategists have worked tirelessly to search for the sources of replacement of Russian energy resources to the EU. In the near future it is not possible and the reality that irritates many in Washington and Brussels, " - drew the attention of the analyst.
anyway neither Washington nor Brussels is not ready to retire, said McMillan, adding that the West considers some countries in the medium to long term will be able to replace gas supplies from Russia or at least "greatly reduce" dependence of Europe.
Among the "candidates" specialist calls the Iraq and Libya.
"Alas, (these) countries are so unstable is because of the foreign policy of the West, of course, is that they do not have the opportunity to be discussed as viable options," he noted.
Also questionable, as an analyst, and options such as Israel, 60% of the gas which goes to the domestic market, or Turkmenistan, which, in His vision, will redirect own exports to China.
at the same time, says McMillan, Russia itself has been diversifying its energy supplies.
"as long as the West is nervous on the issue of Europe's dependence on gas from Russia, Moscow increases its energy ties with Asia and Latin America. In addition to its existing projects, Russia is considering the construction of a gas pipeline " Altai ", which will link Western Siberia With the Northern part of China. No less, the Kremlin has already signed an energy agreement With Argentina and Also signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy With Saudi Arabia, a longstanding ally of the United States, " concludes the analyst.