Voice of America: US Gas Could Help Europe, But Not Yet
As Russia continues to raise its natural gas prices to Ukraine, some people are looking to American gas as a way to ease Europe's energy dependence on Russia. But it's a solution that's still several years off.
In their home near Kyiv, Svetlana Kuleshova and Yuri Kuleshov are paying the price for more expensive Russian gas.
"It will directly affect our budget. We will simply stop buying all the things we are buying now," the pensioner explained, "because in any case we will be forced to pay the gas bill as we have to at least heat the house in order not to freeze. We will start looking for alternatives, of course."
Their worry is familiar to many Europeans. Ukraine and six other European countries get all their gas from Russia.