Tuesday, 18 December 2012 18:24

Natural Gas Exports-Geopolitical Weapon

Right now, certain nations are beholden to Russia and Iran for their energy needs, and Lugar thinks the United States could undermine these countries’ influence by simply allowing for a little good ol’-fashioned, American-style market competition on the global scene.  

Sen. Lugar, who is leaving the chamber at the end of the year, is introducing the “Liquefied Natural Gas for NATO Act,” which would essentially open the door to exports of U.S. gas to members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization who aren’t free-trade partners of the U.S.



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