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US Natural Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe

Even with the shale plays, in April 2014 the US remains a net gas importer. In 2013, the most recent full year of data, the US had to import 1.3 trillion cubic feet to satisfy domestic Natural Gas consumption. The numbers don’t add up, and they never will, also due to simple economics.

With prospects that Russia may cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine & western Europe in retaliation for Kiev’s Feb revolution, America’s shale gas boom is taking on fresh geopolitical significance. Exports of natural gas to Europe could weaken or eliminate Kremlin’s leverage over Ukraine & Europe.

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