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US: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas


September 19, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday at a summit to improve ties between eastern Europe and the U.S. and the European Union.

Perry asserted that Europe's dependence on Russian gas has increased from 30 percent to 40 percent in recent years, calling it "a cause for concern."

"There is great security in energy diversity," he said in comments made in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. "Energy security is tantamount to national security."

Perry said countries of Central and Easter...

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