TX Governor: No Limits on Natural Gas, Oil Exports

Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:07am

The Associated Press reports that “Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia’s control of European natural gas supplies.”  

“’The first order of business to restore balance in Europe is for America to build an energy shield to protect our strategic allies,’ Perry said Wednesday in Jackson, speaking at Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s energy summit. ‘That means we must accelerate our exports of America’s vast energy resources.’”  

“Such a move would help Perry’s home state, but also free the way for construction of an $8 billion LNG export facility in Pascagoula. Kinder Morgan has federal approval to export to countries with which the United States has free trade agreements, but is seeking approval to export to countries that don’t have such treaties with the U.S.”