November 2014

European Energy Security: An American Responsibility?

By Gal Luft

When the Ukraine crisis broke out threatening to compromise Europe's energy supply from Russia, many American politicians and pundits called for the United States to expedite exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to help bolster European energy security. Speaker of the House John Boehner opined in The Wall Street Journal, "America not only has a right to develop and market its natural resources. In the face of rising danger, it has an obligation to do so."