March 11, 2014

A Better Energy Weapon to Stop Putin

Meghan O'Sullivan, Bloomberg


The Ukraine crisis has spurred calls for ramping up U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to Europe in the hope of translating our new-found energy prowess into geopolitical influence. It's a nice idea. But if the goal is to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, a more considered proposal might be to lift the ban on the export of U.S. crude oil.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Natural Gas, Oil, Russia


March 11, 2014
An Energy Lesson from Crimea Crisis
Christian Science Monitor
Playing the petroleum card in world politics has a long history. But Russia's latest threat of gas cuts against Ukraine may finally push nations to embrace energy security and abundance as a peacemaking strategy. more ››
March 3, 2014
Keystone XL: A Pipeline for Suckers
Leamy & Lamb, National Post
Right now, at the U.S. table of Keystone pipeline poker, we’re the sucker. Time to stand up, time to walk away. No shame in that, given the stakes. In fact, all that need be said to our American friends is that, like them,... more ››
March 7, 2014
Russia Is Gazprom
Robert Bryce, National Review
For the U.S., Western Europe, and Ukraine, the best weapons in the ongoing power struggle with Russia won’t be bullets and tanks. They will be natural-gas wells and gas pipelines. more ››
March 7, 2014
Ukraine and the Limits of Gas Diplomacy
Nikos Tsafos, National Interest
The crisis in Ukraine has renewed the call for the United States government to boost natural gas exports in order to aid allies in need and lessen Europe’s reliance on Russian gas. Gas exports, the argument goes, could even... more ››