Michael Levi at the Council on Foreign Relations has some thoughts on what the U.S. should do with a surplus of natural gas.
Levi writes: "The ongoing debate over whether to allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports has featured a recurrent theme: people insist that the gas would be better used within the United States. 'We will go down,' T. Boone Pickens has written, 'as the dumbest generation ever if we export our clean, cheap, abundant supplies of natural gas in favor of dirtier, more expensive OPEC oil.' In a letter to the editor today responding to my op-ed on the subject a couple of weeks ago, Bob Bailey writes, 'We finally have an alternative to foreign oil in the form of natural gas, and Mr. Levi wants to ship it overseas. I’m confused. Why don’t we keep this resource here? Use it here?'”
"I actually agree with much of the sentiment."
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