Nord Stream 2 will be a crushing blow to Europe’s energy diversity and security,” said US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who arrived in Lithuania.
He noted that after the commissioning of the new gas pipeline, Europe will become more at risk of interruptions in the supply of fuel, and Russia will be able to stop the transit of gas through Ukraine.
The head of the Ministry of Energy emphasized that the United States is considering the possibility of supplying its gas to Europe as “an opportunity to bring more freedom and competition to the market.”
In turn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, proposed making the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda a gate for gas supplied to Europe from the USA.
“We need you in Europe, we need your shale gas in Europe,” the minister said.