U.S. Natural Gas Exports Could Break Russian Dominance; Sell to NATO and Support New Pipeline
Byline: Sen. Richard G. Lugar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Deep winter is approaching in Eastern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, bringing with it the prospect of icy days and frigid nights. For our friends and allies in the region, it also brings a chilly reminder of their chronic overdependence for heat and power on natural gas from Russia, which has demonstrated a penchant for using energy as a weapon against its neighbors.
The good news is that recent trends have turned in favor of our NATO allies and other friends to break Russia's energy dominance. The United States can capitalize on these trends by using our newfound abundance of natural gas and pursuing smart, committed …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Natural Gas Exports Could Break Russian Dominance; Sell to NATO and Support New Pipeline. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 14, 2012. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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