EU confident Russia, Ukraine to resolve gas dispute
The gas supply to the European Union will not be disrupted?
The European Union is "pretty confident" Russia and Ukraine will resolve their fresh gas dispute, the bloc`s envoy to Russia told Reuters in an interview on Friday.
"We have expressed... our confidence that they will find a solution and that the gas supply to the European Union will not be disrupted," Marc Franco said.
A `gas OPEC` could have a positive impact for Europe, he said, adding that a cooperation of gas producers, if it does not fix prices, could influence market security for the better.
Franco added that the Nord Stream pipeline remained a very important project for the EU, though Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects were also welcome.