BP head stresses Europe, Russia energy links
Bob Dudley, the chief executive of British energy giant BP, stressed Monday the interdependence of Europe and Russia as the West braced for possible disruptions of gas supplies via Ukraine.
"The interdependence of suppliers and consumers is a force of stability in a very turbulent world," US national Dudley told a major energy conference in Moscow.
"In particular, I think the fact that Europe depends on Russian gas and Russia depends on European revenues creates an important link and I do believe that energy can act as a bridge."
His comments came as Russia on Monday moved to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine over unpaid debts.