Latest development: US “window” for Egypt-Crete pipeline instead of EastMed


A “window” for an Egypt-Greece pipeline, via Crete, and other smaller pipelines, instead of the EastMed gas pipeline, was left on Tuesday by State Department energy security adviser Amos Hochstein.

According to SKAI’s US correspondent Katerina Sokou, Hochstein categorically denied that it was Turkey’s reaction that led the US to withdraw its support for the EastMed pipeline and left an “open window” for smaller pipelines connecting two countries. between them, such as Greece and Egypt.

At the same time, he assessed that the US-supported power interconnection projects of Greece with Egypt, Israel and Cyprus, may also provoke a reaction from Turkey, but, as he clarified, “this does not mean that we should not support something that is right”.

Asked why the US has now withdrawn its support from EastMed, he said it was part of a broader reassessment of US government support for hydrocarbon projects, but at the same time left open the possibility of supporting smaller pipelines, which he said needed less. infrastructure, less money and are designed to operate “for many years to come”.

“No project can be done in the wider region without the participation of Turkey,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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