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US 'Focused' on Preventing Russia Developing LNG Projects


The US is ‘focused’ on preventing Russia from developing new LNG projects according to the US assistant secretary of state for energy resources Geoffrey Pyatt.

  • The US is “very focused on ensuring” Russia is not able to develop new LNG projects he said at the FT Commodities Summit.
  • The comments related to Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project – under direct US sanctions since November.
  • “Our goal is to ensure that Arctic LNG 2 is dead in the water,” Pyatt said, adding that while he cannot preview future sanction actions, “we’re very focused on ensuring that Russia is not able to develop new [LNG] projects in order to [redirect] the gas that it had previously sent into Europe”.

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