What is happening in the United States is hard to believe.
Let's take a look at the storyline.
The USA is urging the Europeans to impose very strict sanctions against Russia and in particular to stop our imports of gas and oil.
Industrial production in Germany is collapsing and Europe is facing an energy crisis with skyrocketing prices and fears of shortages and power outages.
To ensure that Germany wouldn't take back good Russian gas, the Americans ended up blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, blaming Russia.
Europe is sinking into the energy crisis.
European companies are relocating to the USA.
The Americans are taking advantage of this to sell us LNG and liquefied natural gas that arrives by ship, and we are starting to build large terminals to receive these cargoes.
Then… the Americans will stab us in the back and stop these LNG projects that won't supply Europe for years to come.
USA: Joe Biden stops building gas export terminals to Europe, citing 'climate threat'
“US President Joe Biden announced on Friday, January 26, a moratorium on the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals. The United States is the world's leading exporter of LNG for the first half of 2023, according to data from the international organization Cedigaz. According to the White House, about half of LNG exports went to Europe in 2023, while the continent ended Russian gas imports since the invasion of Ukraine.
Since this surge in demand, scientists, environmentalists, but also local elected officials have been warning about the environmental consequences that an acceleration of LNG terminal projects would bring, both in terms of public health on American soil and in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
At the beginning of December, on the sidelines of the COP28 climate conference organized in Dubai, more than 250 environmental organizations and groups called on Joe Biden to stop approving new LNG terminals.
Shale gas imported to Europe
“As exports increase, we must consider these requests in light of the latest economic, environmental and national security analyses,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said during a conference call. Therefore, no new export permits will be issued until the US Department of Energy (DOE) updates its analysis of each project, she added, assuring that the already validated projects would increase the United States' export capacity to 1.35 billion cubic meters per day (in That compares to about 328 million cubic meters per day at the end of 2023, according to the American Energy Information Agency).
However, according to the Energy Administration, 79% of production in the United States comes from shale gas. The process used to extract this gas, hydraulic fracturing, is highlighted because of the damage it causes to the environment. Finally, if gas is a fossil energy source that emits less CO2 than oil and coal, its extraction and transport risk emissions of methane, a gas with ten times greater warming power than CO2. »
For what ?
Quite a question, isn't it?
Apparently to spite Texas, the main state from which American LNG flows.
Certainly not to save the planet afterwards, but undoubtedly to preserve American reserves for American use.
Europe will be screwed like every time.
We must always remember our sovereignty and independence.
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