Lugar seeks free-trade LNG export footing for NATO allies

12/24/2012
Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's ranking minority member, introduced legislation to place other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on the same footing as US free trade partners when it comes to receiving LNG exports. "Lack of diversity in natural gas supplies to NATO allies and friends is a critical concern for US national security interests," Lugar said, adding that "vigorous US diplomacy can be coupled with allowing free trade" for US exports of LNG. "Now is the time to dramatically shift gas markets to blunt the temptation for political manipulation of supplies by Russia and Iran," Lugar said. The bill s...
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