November 6 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
by Inessa Sinchougova
The United States supplies fuel to the liquefied gas terminal in Belgium’s Antwerp, after purchasing it in Russia. This story was initially reported by TASS, the journalists of which were investigating activities of offshore companies.
It turned out that the liquefied gas arriving in Antwerp is delivered by four tankers, belonging to the Navigator Holdings company registered in the Marshall Islands.
Almost one third (31%) of Navigator Holdings shares belong to US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross.
The company buys gas from the Russian “Sibur” in the port of Ust-Luga.
The investigation confirms the opinion of the Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, that it is “naive to count on the arrival of liquefied gas from the United States in the terminals of Europe.”
The terminals for liquefied gas in Europe were created to reduce the dependence of the EU countries on the export of fuel through Russian pipelines. However, the gas comes to the terminals not from the USA, but from the nearest source – Russia, at a higher price than for pipeline transportation.
The revealed information also indicates the knowing cooperation of Sibur with Wilbur Ross, which was not previously known. The company seemed surprised at the political interest in what they viewed as “regular commercial activity.”
What European allies, or European interests? The sanctions are surely working out great for Mr. Ross. Mainstream media are bound to ignore this blatant misconduct of the oligarchy. In the words of the Russian President – the US doesn’t need allies, it needs only vassals.
And to quote the well known Princeton professor on Russian studies, Stephen Cohen, when it comes to natural resources, among other things – the West needs Russia, more than Russia needs the West.
The entire quote appears at around 5.28 of the video.
Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels.