Europe to Rely on American Fuel for Years to Come

Europe to Rely on American Fuel for Years to Come

September 25, 2023

Finally, someone is admitting what we all know to be true. Fossil fuels are not going anywhere anytime soon. Not only do we rely on them in the United States, but the European Union (EU) will need to rely on our fossil fuel production for decades to come. 

Ditte Juul Jørgensen told the Financial Times that for EU countries to continue to get through winters, they would need to rely on US liquefied natural gas (LNG).

‘“We will need some fossil molecules in the system over the coming couple of decades. And in that context, there will be a need for American energy,”’ said Jørgensen, director-general for energy in the European Commission, in an interview in New York. The statement is one of the strongest signals from Brussels that EU states will consume US LNG well past the end of the decade in spite of concerns expressed by some politicians and environmental campaigners that it could dent the bloc’s ambitious climate goals.”

The EU has been too reliant on Russian natural gas and now must diversify. The United States is helping with that. Our exports of LNG have doubled in the last year. 

“US exports of LNG to the EU more than doubled last year, rising to 56 bcm in 2022, from 22 bcm a year earlier. At the end of 2022, Russian gas accounted for 16 per cent of the EU’s gas imports, down from 37 per cent in March 2022.”

The Biden Administration and the eco-left continue trying to stop fossil fuel production here in the United States. They clearly cannot see the bigger picture, as activists call for LNG production to stop in Louisiana and Alaska. Not only do we rely on our energy sources, but countries across the globe need our fossil fuels. Changing to unreliable renewable sources too quickly will not only jeopardize our national security but could also affect Europe. Biden must allow energy workers to do their jobs and bring back American energy independence.