Russia has other options if West shuns its energy, deputy PM says

BERLIN Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:13am EDT

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia is a reliable energy supplier to western countries but it has other potential partners if they turn elsewhere for oil and gas in response to the Ukraine crisis, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Thursday.

At an event in Berlin, Shuvalov also said that imposing sanctions on Russia would not change the behavior of President Vladimir Putin and that the tougher sanctions were, the more united Russian society would become.

(Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Stephen Brown)

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Batavian1961 wrote:
LNG from the USA will drop the price of natural gas all around the world. However the drop in the price of gas will also severely affect the profit margin for the fracked gas. It is cheaper to produce tapped gas from a well, than it is to produce fracked gas. In fact the price of natural gas could fall so low that it is no longer profitable to make fracked gas for the market. The gas shoyuld stay in the USA and reduce the price of gas for the people of America. “F CK the EU” as Victoria Nuland said previously.

Apr 10, 2014 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Batavian1961 wrote:
LNG from the USA will drop the price of natural gas all around the world. However the drop in the price of gas will also severely affect the profit margin for the fracked gas. It is cheaper to produce tapped gas from a well, than it is to produce fracked gas. In fact the price of natural gas could fall so low that it is no longer profitable to make fracked gas for the market. The gas shoyuld stay in the USA and reduce the price of gas for the people of America. “F CK the EU” as Victoria Nuland said previously.

Apr 10, 2014 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:
“… the tougher sanctions were, the more united Russian society would become.” – yep, the peak of “unity” of Russian society was during the Stalin times. Russia is getting close to this again now.

Apr 13, 2014 1:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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