And how exactly will the European Commission force feed this to European gas buyers? The final say over where a company buys its gas from lies in – yes – their respective corporate divisions. Are we in a late socialist paradise already so that the EC can order companies in Europe to buy from one and not the other? What happened to market liberalization? What happened to freedom? Or is this just one more sorry show to distract the simple-minded from other things?
European Union representatives will return to Washington Monday to hash out the fine details of Trump’s July deal with Europe to buy more U.S. natural gas. President Trump had agreed to a deal in which the U.S. would move to normalize trade relations with Europe, and forgo imposing more tariffs, if the European Union began importing more U.S. liquefied natural gas.