WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sees potential in deliveries of liquefied natural (LNG) gas to the Baltic States, Linkevicius told reporters.
“They [Americans] confirmed that they are willing to send us LNG, and the current administration is considering it,” Linkevicius said. “He [Tillerson] worked in this sphere, and sees a potential in it.”
Linkevicius noted that the United States still has to develop terminals for export.
“So, I am talking about the prospect [for US to deliver LNG]… there is the prospect,” Linkevicius added.
“The Americans should be asked when they are ready to do that. But we are ready to receive them even tomorrow,” Linkevicius stated.
Washington has long been arguing in favor of LNG exports to Europe, claiming it will help European allies decrease dependence on energy imports from Russia. The cost of shipping natural gas from the United States to Europe remains high and requires sizable infrastructure investment.