Thursday, August 16, 2012

Michael Levi on natural gas exports

Levi, a serious climate-and-energy thinker whose viewpoint I respect, argues for allowing exports of our newly abundant domestic supplies.

The primary importers would most likely be European countries currently dependent on Russian gas.

The play, if allowed, would reduce the revenue available to the Russian kleptocracy. More importantly, it would reduce the dependency and vulnerability felt by many of these countries, when, as they often do, the Russians play politics with gas supplies, turning pipelines on and off, sometimes in the dead of winter.

Well, two can play at that game, can't they?

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