The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Opinion: Europe must retain control of its energy security | DW | 07.02.2019

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"The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will drastically increase Russia's energy leverage over the EU. Such a scenario is dangerous for the bloc and the West as a whole, say the US ambassadors to Germany, Denmark and the EU."

Ali: OK Mr Ambassador, the alternative solution is instead of building a wall across US Southern border to ask US Oil companies to start drilling horizontally half way round the globe from Texas, Mexico & Venezuela exporting oil to energy deficient Europe in order to maintain your ideal global security position safe & sound from the clutches of the evil Siberian Bear. The Europeans will in return supply babies food, nappies, medical supplies, buses, trains and cars to Venezuela & Mexico, and in the process the non-explosive Latin American IE's may decide to stay in Mexico or  move to Venezuela; you see can keep an aggressive bear and a few million migrating birds from hunger at bay with some drilling trickery, though shipment will also work. A strategy even Che Guevara would approve of; Consultancy service invoices will be forwarded in due course.

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It is far more in the interest of Europe to buy their Natural gas from the USA instead of Russia.

The USA has the gas to sell due to recent advancements.

The USA can probably even beat the price the Russians will charge.

However,  it will take some time to create the infrastructure of shipping tankers necessary to do the task.

 

Ukraine has already shown that Russia is not to be trusted as regards the amounts of natural gas they deliver through their pipelines...

 

Go ahead and use Nord Stream & Stream 2 for now.

 

But if it was smart,  Europe would hedge its bets and build alternative infrastructure to handle USA product too..

 

Doing so prevents Russia from blackmailing Europe,  and creates competition between Russia and the USA that will keep the supply price low.

 

As for all of your political propaganda,   no comment.

 

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31 minutes ago, Illurion said:

It is far more in the interest of Europe to buy their Natural gas from the USA instead of Russia.

The USA has the gas to sell due to recent advancements.

The USA can probably even beat the price the Russians will charge.

Really - any evidence to suggest that LNG can compete with conventional sourced piped gas. 

However,  it will take some time to create the infrastructure of shipping tankers necessary to do the task.

 

Ukraine has already shown that Russia is not to be trusted as regards the amounts of natural gas they deliver through their pipelines...

Even at the height of the cold war Russia did not use their gas as a weapon. The reason they cut supplies to Ukraine was Ukraine's failure to pay for the gas. 

Go ahead and use Nord Stream & Stream 2 for now.

 

But if it was smart,  Europe would hedge its bets and build alternative infrastructure to handle USA product too..

Europe already has plenty of LNG terminals 

 

Doing so prevents Russia from blackmailing Europe,  and creates competition between Russia and the USA that will keep the supply price low.

Risk being blackmailed by DT instead. Sounds like being between the Devil and the Deep blue Sea. FWIW - I think Europe should have better developed its renewables and nuclear and been less reliant on either Russia or the USA. 

 

As for all of your political propaganda,   no comment.

 

 

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