Just a few years ago I spoke at an energy conference in London and met with a couple of LNG terminal developers there. I asked them why I never see them in Europe and all the time in Asia and they told me that Europe is a dead-end for LNG. I disagreed at the time, not because of the current situation with Russia of course. How could I possibly have known that? I disagreed because at the time Europe was the only performing sink market for volumes of LNG that nobody wanted. A sink of sorts. This was more of an opportunity than a problem. But the energy world rarely does what makes sense.
From a barbecue lunch at an LNG terminal in Texas to commercial talks near Capitol Hill, American natural gas companies are making a multi-state push to woo potential European buyers.