The Trump administration is expected to give its consent for major export of natural gas to India, a senior US official has said, stating that the energy sector is likely to be a major area of bilateral co-operation.
"Watch for it," the official said. His comments came as US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to wipe out his predecessor Barack Obama's climate change legacy.
No decision yet has been taken on the Trump administration's commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the same is the case with various collaborations that the US has been carrying on with other countries including India on clean energy and climate change issues, the official said. The official, however, said that energy sector is likely to be a major area of cooperation between India and the US.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in India, during his visit to the US this month, had discussed with new Energy Secretary Rick Perry the possibility of importing Liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US and Indian investment in the energy sector there.
Perry had said co-operation between India and the US in the energy sector is of mutual interest as India's energy need is set to see a rapid increase as the economy expands.