Azeri Press Agency quotes Global Business and Economics Program Associate Director Garrett Workman on reducing EU energy dependence on Russia:
“There are many geopolitical reasons for the U.S. to help wean Europe off its addiction to Russian oil and gas,” said Garrett Workman, an expert at the Washington-based Atlantic Council think tank. “Energy will undoubtedly be included in the negotiations.”
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S and EU to enhance economic cooperation. Negotiations are expected to last for years.
“Europe is well aware of its need to diversify its energy portfolio, and the U.S. has a new and growing source of energy thanks to the shale gas revolution,” Workman said.