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First US Natural Gas Shipped to Poland

June 9th 2017 - 10:03

On Thursday, the first ever liquified natural gas shipment from the United States arrived in Poland, a landmark of sorts in Europe’s continuing drive to diversify the sources of its energy imports. The gas came from an export terminal in Louisiana that was first out of the gate to exploit the U.S. shale boom to supply the global market.

While the LNG shipment is welcome news for Poland in this regard, it is not yet a reprieve from the threat of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - the Russia-backed pipeline project aimed at doubling the pipeline capacity linking Germany and Russia. “The problem of Nord Stream 2 still looms large, as this is a pipeline with a much greater capacity that has major regional implications,” said Sijbren De Jong of The Hague Center for Strategic Studies to Foreign Policy Magazine. “That is not shoved aside by the arrival of U.S. LNG at this point.”

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