Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Europe's energy security solution is not the US

Ignore the pundits and their answer to the Putin problem - the solution to the EU's energy security worries lie in Europe, not the US

From London to Washington politicians and commentators have arrived at a solution to their Putin problem. Russia is weak, their argument claims, because it depends on oil and gas revenue. Unleash American energy on the world and watch the Kremlin crumble. It's a neat answer, because none of the Western powers wants a real war over Crimea, and UK, German, Italian and others' financial interests make them reluctant to back sanctions on Russia.  John Boehner, speaker of the US House of Representatives, says swifter approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports "is one clear step the US can take to stand by our allies and stand up to Russian aggression". Lisa Murkowski, a senator from Alaska,

Also in this section
Will rising Libyan oil production ruin the Opec deal?
16 January 2017
Exempt from the cuts, the country could still help decide their success or failure
Big Oil will get a bigger voice under Trump
16 January 2017
Oil's stock is on the rise in Washington, DC as industry backers prepare to take the reins of power
Mexico's reformation leader
9 January 2017
In October, Petroleum Economist met with Mexico's Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, during our strategy forum in Mexico City. In the following weeks, we carried out an interview over email with the minister. The questions and answers follow