Natural Gas is Rebranded As ‘Freedom Gas’

In a press release published Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DOE) used the terms “freedom gas” and “molecules of US freedom” to replace the term “natural gas.”

Mark W. Menezes, who serves as Under Secretary of Energy, said he wanted US gas exports to increase in a DOE memo. Menezes said international sales are “critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world.”

Earlier this month, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry told reporters in Brussels, “Seventy-five years after liberating Europe from Nazi Germany occupation, the United States is again delivering a form of freedom to the European continent.”

Rick Perry, the international gas slinger, continued his pitch to Brussels, “And rather than in the form of young American soldiers, it’s in the form of liquefied natural gas.”

 

 

Photo: “Orvis State natural gas flare” by Tim Evanson is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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