July 22, 2008
U.S. Against Idea of Gas Cartel – Diplomat
MOSCOW. July 22 (Interfax) - The U.S. is against the idea of setting up a gas cartel similar to OPEC, U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Boyden Gray told Interfax.
"We are not in favor of cartels of any kind," Gray said.
"We would not support it. We are a big producer of natural gas. We in the U.S., it's mostly of course for our own consumption, but our production has stayed pretty even, even though our oil production has declined, and our gas is hanging in there, as we say in America, but even so I don't think we would welcome any such" idea, he said.
The full version of Boyden's interview will be available later at www.interfax.ru.
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