If the Russian supply of natural gas to the rest of Europe is cut off due to an escalation in Ukraine, America is fully committed to making up the shortfall with liquefied natural gas (LNG), US President Joe Biden said on Monday.
Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House, Biden said that Washington was ready to fill the energy gap that could be left if Russian pipelines stopped supplying the commodity to its western neighbors.
“First of all, we are looking at opportunities to make up for lost gas from Russia. We’re underway of trying to see what we can do to do that and dealing with our friends around the world, as well. We think we could make up a significant portion of it that would be lost,” the American leader assured.
The US President also warned Moscow against cutting the energy supply to other parts of Europe, and sought to remind the Kremlin that a significant part of its budget relies on the export of natural resources.