US should avoid military motives for LNG exports

03/14/2014
The US natural gas industry should remind House Republicans that geopolitical power works best in silence, that bluster dissipates influence. Surging gas supplies do enhance the US potential to shape events abroad. Now, though, a few lawmakers want to swing what they see as a new club at Russia. They’re pushing legislation to speed approvals of LNG export projects as a way to punish Moscow for aggression in Ukraine. The truculence should make gas producers and prospective exporters wince. Yes, the US has been too slow to approve LNG export projects targeting countries not party to free-trade agreements. But that problem is easing. Exports haven’t begun but will, at some level, when plants...
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