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Russia-Dependent EU Strikes Deal to Buy More U.S. Gas

Even if the U.S. can ship more gas to Europe, the continent may struggle to receive it. Import terminals are located in coastal areas, where there are fewer pipeline connections for distributing it. And if all Europe’s facilities were operating at capacity, the amount of gas would likely be only about two-thirds of what Russia delivers through pipelines.

The JS Ineon Insight ship carrying the first shipment of shale gas from the United States arrives to dock at Grangemouth in Scotland on September 27, 2016. - The carrier, transporting 27,500 cubic metres of ethane, was given a traditional Scottish welcome, passing under the Forths iconic 19th century steel …