Countries Are Clamoring for U.S. Natural Gas

Around the world, countries pay two to five times more for natural gas than we do in the U.S., and they are clamoring for the U.S. to export it. It would be a win-win situation: U.S. producers would get higher prices than they would domestically, then they could turn around and use that money to drill for more natural gas and oil, boosting the U.S. economy.

Data in dollars per MMBtu. Source: FERC, Waterborne Energy

On Monday, Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal making the case for the U.S. to export natural gas.

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  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2013, at 8:07 PM, gasblogger wrote:

    Exports should go ahead full blast, but only once our biggest oil companies agree to build out our domestic CNG and LNG stations all around the country. I am for holding off until then. It is even more important for Americands to benefit directly from our resources. We can pay far less for our fuel, and burn a cleaner fuel. Export oil, diesel, and gasoline until then.

    Ron Wagner

  • Report this Comment On April 12, 2013, at 8:08 PM, gasblogger wrote:

    Natural gas is the future of energy. It is replacing dirty old coal plants, and dangerous expensive nuclear plants. It will fuel cars, trucks, vans, buses, locomotives, aircraft, ships, tractors, engines of all kinds. It costs far less. It will help keep us out of more useless wars, where we shed our Natural gas is the future of energy. It is replacing dirty old coal plants, and dangerous expensive nuclear plants. It will fuel cars, trucks, vans, buses, locomotives, aircraft, ships, tractors, engines of all kinds. It costs far less. It will help keep us out of more useless wars, where we shed our blood and money. It is used to make many products, and will bring jobs that boost our economy. It lowers CO2 emissions, and pollution.

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