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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak
14 September 2018 , 10:10Neftegaz.RU736
Moscow, September 14 - Neftegaz.RU. Saudi Arabia and Russia are to be admired Rick Perry said after meeting with Alexander Novak in Moscow.
«The Kingdom [Saudi Arabia], the members of OPEC that are opting their production to be able to make sure that the citizenry of the world does not see a spike in oil price ... are to be admired and appreciated, and Russia is one of them,» U.S. Secretary of Energy said.
Perry made clear that while the U.S. welcomes competition with Russia in energy markets across Europe, Asia and elsewhere, Moscow can no longer use energy as an economic weapon. Perry added the U.S. supports «the desire of Europeans to minimize their dependence on a single energy supplier». He called on Russia «to stop using its resources for influence and disruption.»
Alexander Novak agreed with Perry that «energy should not be a pressure tool». He noted that «Russian-US relations are not going though their best times at the moment. But at the same time, our countries are leading energy powers, which guarantee global security. It is only through mutual efforts that we will be able to satisfy growing energy demand in the world.»
During the meeting, the 2 leaders discussed ways in which America and Russia, 2 of the world’s top producers of natural gas and leading producers of oil can work together to ensure world energy market stability.
The U.S. Department of Energy mentioned in the released statement after the meeting that the U.S. supports the desire of European nations to minimize their dependence on Russia as a single energy supplier, and look forward to increasing LNG exports to the region.
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