Exclusive: U.S. talks to energy firms on EU gas supply in case of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Exclusive: U.S. talks to energy firms on EU gas supply in case of Russia-Ukraine conflict

LONDON/WASHINGTON Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has held talks with several international energy companies on contingency plans for supplying natural gas to Europe if conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts Russian supplies, two U.S. officials and two industry sources told Reuters on Friday. The United States is concerned Russia is preparing for the possibility of a new military assault on the country it invaded in 2014. Russia denies it plans to attack Ukraine. read more The European Union depends on Russia for around a third of its gas supplies, and U.S. sanctions over any conflict could disrupt that supply. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Any interruptions to Russia's gas supply to Europe would exacerbate an energy crisis caused by a shortage of the fuel. Record …
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