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U.S. NATURAL GAS EXPORTS COULD BREAK RUSSIAN DOMINANCE

UT San Diego -- 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 diplomacy in the region to help many nations diversify their energy imports.

Most countries in the eastern sector of the European Union – nearly all of them NATO mem


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not going to hold my breath.
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Finite resource. This too shall pass.
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Good for the USA!
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U.S. NATURAL GAS EXPORTS COULD BREAK RUSSIAN DOMINANCE? That's the way it goes, if one country is able to export gas at cheaper prices and reliable delivery, then so be it. As more and more domestic natural gas is used for heating homes, NG vehicles and electrical generation don't expect natural gas prices to remain low.
Big Oil and Big Gas exports fuel and natural gas to other countries that will pay more for it, much more than here. There will be NO large price reduction or cheaper prices for fuel or natural gas IN the US, so it does NOT matter how much crude oil or natural gas is produced. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
As more and more vehicles, trucks or buses are built to use natural gas OR are converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price will go up. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for all fuel prices is always up and up more!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 2:23:30 AM

Good to be able to flip Russia the proverbial 'bird'!

[Edited by: SkooterG at 12/18/2012 2:25:26 AM EST]
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USA!
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Nice to see the USA climbing up the Energy food chain.
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"icy days and frigid nights', in other words, married life.
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Glad we could help out.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:03:47 AM

This article could be exported.
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We don't need them
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:56:57 PM

Oh, those Russians...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:56:21 PM

We can afford the export of gas at this time. It will help friendly nations and our balance of payments (more exports).
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No comment.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:53:50 PM

Good news.
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We will see about that.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:50:23 PM

I remember watching Russia do this in 2 different winters to eastern European countries. I can't remember the details but I it may have led to loss of lives. The stories that emerged were of times of desperation by people to stay warm.
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we got gas
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I hope so
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How about that!
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Here we come to save the day! Be sure to sing this like Underdog.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:46:07 PM

We do have a lotta gas in America. Just look at the White House and Congress as they are the gassiest bums in the country
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We need to do what is best for the American economy.
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yes now lets make our cars run on this stuff
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bragging rights??
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:37:40 PM

I agree with the article... but the Obama Administration is incapable of this type of diplomacy in view of current budget negotiations.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:35:08 PM

That's great, but let's hope it doesn't artificially keep our prices high.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:32:32 PM

Russian dominance must end sometime
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:31:17 PM

That is alright
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:30:57 PM

We should export our resources if there is a market, that is what will make the economy grow, providing jobs.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:27:42 PM



We do not need to export until we, the US, has all it needs first.

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:25:03 PM

Hmm
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yawn
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:22:42 PM

Does it really matter who dominates?
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:20:57 PM

good
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:19:47 PM

There's no reason why we shouldn't break Russia's dominance!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:18:54 PM

Old news
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Good
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:03:41 PM

Not if NoBama and his buddy Putin have any say in it...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:01:55 PM

US business is too greedy to sell it at a lower price than the Russians but if they do keep exporting it they will be back to not attaining energy independance just like happened when they started selling their oil offshore and not at home when America had more then enough oil for their own use. Keep it home and you don't run out as fast.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:01:35 PM

obama will Stop it!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:59:47 PM

I agree with you Zing20.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:58:55 PM

You have millions of homes still heating with OIL. Convert them to natural gas first. Convert some cars and trucks, convert some hydro plants.
Exporting it is a STUPID IDEA for your national interests, it's short term money and then you're back at square one!

British COlumbia intends to export gas, too. However the homes here are already converted, there have been cars trucks and taxis running on it since the 1980s and there's only a couple power plants that aren't hydro-electric to convert.
It's not bloody "socialism" to take care of your own country first in spite of what the money obsessed fools tell you!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:57:24 PM

We need to use more natural gas
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:57:23 PM

In the big picture it all about who has the bigger stick and what is going to bring the most profit.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:56:02 PM

We need to keep it here to lower the cost of natural gas in the US.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:49:15 PM

Natural gas will be sold to the highest bidder, just as the oil being sent to the Gulf via the Keystone would be exported. It's all about the profit, not about making the U.S. energy independent.
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