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3 Jun, 2019 03:15

‘Shipping freedom & opportunity abroad!’ Trump amplifies bizarre LNG sales pitch

‘Shipping freedom & opportunity abroad!’ Trump amplifies bizarre LNG sales pitch

Donald Trump has boasted about shipments of “freedom and opportunity” – now in liquid rather than aerial form – as Washington continues to persuade its allies halfway across the globe to buy its overpriced liquefied natural gas.

“The first shipment of LNG has just left the Cameron LNG Export Facility in Louisiana,” Trump tweeted. “Not only have thousands of JOBS been created in USA, we’re shipping freedom and opportunity abroad!”

Trump unironically branded LNG exports as true harbingers of freedom, as Washington struggles to capture the European market through demonizing its competitor, Moscow. Russia’s EU partners, especially Germany, however, have refused to bow to the pressure, arguing that Russian pipeline supplies are much more economically feasible.

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Last year, American molecules of “freedom” were exported to 28 nations, with South Korea, Mexico, Japan, and Chile being the top destinations. China, which also got a taste of the “freedom gas,” was the third largest importer, but that might soon change as cheaper Russian gas is about to start flowing through Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline by the end of the year.

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