LNG: Barrasso Plans To Leverage Case for Exports in Ukraine Aid Package

"Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) yesterday announced plans to use an aid package for Ukraine to advance his proposal for expediting exports of domestic natural gas to U.S. allies and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Barrasso said in a statement that he plans to offer his amendment to a Ukraine package the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may take up tomorrow.

Barrasso told reporters yesterday that the United States has the ability to use its newfound glut of natural gas to break Russia's hold over Eastern European economies -- a message that Republicans and even some Democrats have been pushing in recent weeks, as they call for faster Energy Department approvals of export applications to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the United States."

Hannah Northey and Nick Juliano report for Energy & Environment Daily March 11, 2014.


"Reasons U.S. Gas is No Quick Fix For the Ukraine Crisis" (Wall St. Journal)

"Nations Urge U.S. Gas Exports Amid Ukraine Crisis" (USA TODAY)

"U.S. Push For Natural Gas Exports To Help Ukraine Won't Actually Help Ukraine" (Huffington Post)

"Shale Gas Boom Helps US Chemicals Exports" (Financial Times)

"Menendez Reveals Ukraine Bill Details" (The Hill)

"Ukraine Crisis Fuels Gas Debate" (The Hill/E2 Wire)

Source: E&E Daily, 03/12/2014