October 23, 2018

Cassidy: Germany’s LNG Concession to President Trump is Great News for Louisiana Workers

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly agreeing to move forward on building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal in northern Germany that will enable the country to buy more American natural gas.

“President Trump’s advocacy appears to be working, and that’s great news for Louisiana workers,” said Dr. Cassidy. “If Germany buys more American natural gas, it will be less reliant on Vladimir Putin, and that’s a good thing too. I’m glad to see this progress and I hope Chancellor Merkel will see this project through.”

Cassidy has repeatedly pointed to evidence demonstrating that American natural gas production has led to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In March, Cassidy joined a bipartisan group of senators in expressing opposition to the Nord Stream II pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany, writing that “For too long, European nations have been held hostage to Russian political pressure on a whole host of issues due to their dependence on Gazprom to deliver gas needed to keep their people warm throughout the winter. The best way to guarantee Europe’s long term economic health and independence is to enable and support investment in a variety of energy sources, suppliers, and routes to meet Europe’s needs[.]”