Wow our President is destroying all of them! Germany is so screwed. You can’t talk shit about Russia and what they are doing with Crimea and Ukraine but out of the other side of your mouth want a pipeline built from Russia to Germany. I absolutely LOVE the leverage he has on Germany but more importantly on Russia. Putin knows it and has to make some serious concessions in Syria and his relationship with Iran and North Korea. I don’t think our President cares about Crimea and Ukraine. He wants ISIS and the rest of the creatures of Satan eradicated off the face of the earth and Russia could really help in getting it done. Don’t forget 70%+ of Russia’s export is fuel. It is their lifeline.
From the article linked above:
The U.S. is expected to become the world’s third-largest exporter of LNG in 2020, just four years after starting up its first export terminal. U.S. exporters have sold most of that gas in long-term contracts, but there are still some volumes on offer, and more export projects on the drawing board.
Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A), which opened the first U.S. LNG export terminal in 2016, delivered its first cargo to Poland in June. Five more terminals are expected to be online by 2020.
Tellurian Inc (TELL.O) has proposed a project with a price tag of as much as $16 billion that it hopes to complete by 2022, in time to compete for long-term contracts to supply Poland that expire the same year and are held by Russian gas giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM).
Europeans will be watching to see whether Trump clarifies his administration’s position on a new pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany, known as Nord Stream 2.
The U.S. Senate in June passed a package of sanctions on Russia, including provisions to penalize Western firms involved in the pipeline. The new sanctions have stalled in the House of Representatives.
The U.S. State Department has lobbied against the pipeline as a potential supply chokepoint that would make Europe more vulnerable to disruptions.
The threat of sanctions adds to tensions between Washington and Berlin. Germany’s government supports the pipeline, and Trump’s position on it is a concern for European diplomats.