Russia says its natural gas is the best deal on offer for Europe

Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, has said she wants to find alternative sources of natural gas beyond Russia, where Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, urges policy makers to keep diplomatic and commercial relationships separate.

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Russia, embroiled in a deepening rift with the UK over the poisoning of a former spy, moved to remind Europe that it's the most flexible and reliable source of energy needed by the continent.

Energy Minister Alexander Novak urged policy makers not to allow the diplomatic dispute to seep into the commercial relationship between his country and Europe, which last month consumed a record amount of Russian natural gas.

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