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U.S. Push For Natural Gas Exports To Help Ukraine Won't Actually Help Ukraine

By Paul Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — As much of the world focuses on Ukraine’s political turmoil and Russia’s military response, those at the top of the K Street influence tower see an opportunity to shape oil and gas legislation now moving through Congress with alarming speed.

Led by the powerhouse lobbying of the American Petroleum Institute, a coalition of Fortune 500 energy companies are using the Ukraine crisis to spur Congress to approve a key policy goal: Easing regulations on the export of U.S. natural gas.

Despite a decade-long boom in U.S. natural gas production, very little of America’s vast gas reserves are …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green