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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DJMSN
What did Trump say "no" to, in regard to buying gas from Russia?
They are talking now because someone stood up and said no, something other EU members have not done.
The EU has been buying gas from Russia for years, btw. It's a cheap and reliable source. They also by a lot of oil from Russia, a lot more oil than gas. I wonder if the "talks" will involve demands that the EU stop buying Russian. Just say "no?"
originally posted by: Willtell
Trump beat again
Trump backs off new tariffs on EU in retreat from trade war
In a joint statement in the Rose Garden, Trump and Juncker also announced that the two trading partners will work to eliminate tariffs on all non-auto industrial goods, increase cooperation on energy purchases and work together to reform the World Trade Organization.
"This will open markets for farmers and workers, increase investment, and lead to greater prosperity in both the United States and the European Union," Trump said as Juncker stood beside him. “If we team up, we can make our planet a better, more secure and more prosperous place."
He imposed tariffs.
He didn't actually have to do anything but talk.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Isurrender73
Calling out Germany? I thought we were talking about the EU.
The whole EU is not in favor of the pipeline, but it probably will be built. BTW, Obama was opposed to Nord Stream 2 as well. All Trump did was cause a public ruckus with his "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." Or do you think that part of the "talks" will be about shutting the project down?
In May, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk told reporters the United States could sanction Nord Stream 2, using a law passed in 2017 that targets Russian energy projects around the world.
The US buys stuff from Russia. How can we cry about supporting them?
How can NATO cry about Russia when one of their members are supporting them?
Why? There are no sanctions against imports of Russian gas, or oil. The US imports quite a lot of oil from Russia.
Our sanctions against Russia are pointless if they build the pipeline
It's hard to understand how LPG from the US can be competitive with LPG from Russia. Shipping costs significantly more than piping. It's hard to understand how higher energy costs would be advantageous to the EU. It would seem that the low price of Russian gas may be more of a concern to the US than any notion of influence. The US is not capable of supplying the gas needs of the EU.
I am sure that both oil and gas will continue to flow into the EU from Russia, but if we can arrange a deal that the US sells our LPG in the EU and do so such is advantageous to both, is that so bad ?
they only buy uranium
About 11% of the uranium delivered to U.S. reactors in 2016 was produced in the United States and 89% came from other countries.
Sources and shares of purchases of uranium produced in foreign countries in 2016:
Malawi, Namibia, Niger, and South Africa–10%
Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, and Ukraine–2%
More so, now that the Chinese have imposed that tariff (after the above article). Not sure the increase in EU sales will make up the difference though.