March 11, 2014

A Better Energy Weapon to Stop Putin

Meghan O'Sullivan, Bloomberg

Reuters

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

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