14. 05. 2019 15:06
The future energy cooperation between the United States of America and the European Union should be resolved on board Air Force One. The European Commissioner for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič left for Washington on Tuesday for talks with US President Donald Trump. "The topic is strategic cooperation in the energy sector," said his spokeswoman Renáta Goldírová. The presidential Air Force One should take them to Hackberry in Louisiana, USA. There they will open a liquefied gas export terminal (LNG) to Europe. According to the European Commissioner, the new US terminal is supposed to contribute to energy security in Europe. "I remember vividly, as in Slovakia, during the energy crisis in 2009, we had to make difficult decisions about whether natural gas would go to households, hospitals, or to industry. That is why energy security is one of the priorities of the Energy Union, which in practice means that each member state must have access to at least three different gas sources. Without liquefied gas, it is not possible," said Šefčovič. "Europe needs more gas suppliers to compete with each other and offer us better prices. The United States is the world's largest producer of natural gas. Our cooperation is thus of strategic importance," said Šefčovič.