Trans-Atlantic Energy Relations: Energy Council affirms support for Ukraine

02/04/2014

Today the fifth EU-US Energy Council met in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and US Secretary of State John Kerry with others. The Council affirmed its strong support for Ukraine’s efforts to diversify its supplies of natural gas including through the rapid enhancement of reverse flow capacities, build its gas storage to maintain gas supplies to Ukraine and Europe, and take the decisive measures it recently announced with the IMF to build a competitive energy economy. The Council further welcomed the prospect of US LNG exports in the future since additional global supplies will benefit Europe and other strategic partners.

Joint Press Statement

Recorded EU-US Energy Council

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