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‘Contingency planning’ underway to shield EU energy supplies in Russia crisis: US official

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The United States and its European allies are scouring global markets for alternative energy sources to mitigate fallout from any conflict with major energy exporter Russia over Ukraine, a senior US official said Tuesday.

“We’re working with countries, companies around the world to ensure the security of supply and to mitigate against price shocks,” the official said.

The “contingency planning” includes negotiations with suppliers in North Africa and Asia to “temporarily surge gas output.”



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