Originally published at Fox Business
Pennsylvania is an energy powerhouse. The Keystone State is the nation’s largest net exporter of electricity, the second-largest producer of natural gas, and third-largest producer of coal. The United States can become the leading worldwide exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2022, with Pennsylvania second only to Texas as a producing state. Pennsylvania alone produces far more natural gas than the European Union currently imports from Russia. In fact, Pennsylvania production is more than double the capacity of Putin’s controversial and now-stalled Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Unfortunately, Biden administration policies are preventing Pennsylvania’s highly skilled workforce from exporting responsibly, safely sourced energy to the world. The president says he’s protecting American consumers and prioritizing stability in global energy markets even while undermining our domestic energy sector in an effort to address climate change. Now, he is pleading with OPEC+ to pump more oil instead of recognizing that his own domestic energy policies — not just banning Russian oil and gas — spike prices.
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