New Delhi is key partner in promoting strategic energy security goals: United States

Vastavam web: A day after India received its first LNG cargo from the US under a long-term supply deal, the Trump administration has said that New Delhi is a key partner in promoting its strategic energy security goals.GAIL India has contracted 3.5 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US energy firm Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana. The first cargo from the project arrived at Dabhol in Maharashtra on Friday.”Our partnership with India on energy is a great example of the US’ ‘all of the above’ approach to energy, which includes traditional sources like coal, oil, and gas, as well as renewables and nuclear,” Vajda wrote in a State department blogpost.

“This LNG delivery is the first of many that will ship from Cove Point in Maryland and Sabine Pass in Louisiana as part of two 20-year contracts with India’s Gail Limited,” he said.Vajda said American energy is central to its National Security Strategy, which notes that “exports of our energy resources, technologies, and services help our allies and partners diversify their energy sources and brings economic gains back home.”