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Singapore keen to import shale gas from the US: Shanmugam

Published on Nov 21, 2013 5:30 PM
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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam. Singapore is interested in importing shale gas from the United States, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong raised the issue during his visit to the White House earlier this year, said Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Singapore is interested in importing shale gas from the United States, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong raised the issue during his visit to the White House earlier this year, said Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam on Thursday.

Speaking to business leaders and policymakers from the South Asian region, he said: "When the PM was on his official visit to the US, we raised it and we said we would be very happy to receive gas from the US."

Mr Shanmugam was responding to a question from Professor Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, on the impact of the US' discovery of shale gas on the region.

Pressed on whether the US wants to sell its shale gas to Singapore, the minister quipped: "At the end of the day, money knows no nationality."

 
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