US may export natural gas to Ukraine - ambassador

February 5, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said he does not rule out that gas will be exported from the United States to Ukraine in the long run, Ukrinform reported on February 4.

He said this in an interview with the Day newspaper.

"I have worked so hard on the goal of the energy independence, and not just in terms of shale gas, but in terms of energy efficiency, non-conventional sources, like wind and solar power, reverse flow of gas from European markets, and even over the long term, gas exports from the United States to Ukraine," Pyatt said.

In addition, according to the U.S. ambassador, shale gas reserves in Ukraine in the long run give it an opportunity to become a wealthy country. Shale gas extraction in Ukraine will change the situation in the energy and gas market in this region, the diplomat said.

"The United States has enjoyed energy independence as a result of our own shale gas revolution. We hope that the same technologies, which have been demonstrated to be safe and ecologically sustainable in the United States, can be applied here," Pyatt said.

Copyright: Ukrinform, 2014