“The necessary infrastructure can be completed in three years. If needed, all ports in Europe will by then be ready to accept both liquefied natural gas and shale gas from the US,” he said adding the US was already exporting shale gas.
Some suspect that the US companies seek to oust Russian competitors from the European market for their benefit but this is “only a conspiracy theory”, which is hardly justified, Millian believes.
“Such decisions are made at the highest level, and concern owners will hardly speak about it. But the managers have no such ideas,” the expert said.
If the US started serious gas export to Europe, “fuel price will increase within the country”, Millian warned.
The Russian-American Chamber of Commerce is a non-governmental organization comprised of about 200 companies, mostly the American ones. Its chief goal is to develop international ties between concerns from Russia and other CIS states with the US partners. The Chamber represents its members’ interests in both Russian and US markets.