U.S. Is Being Left Behind on Energy Security

Despite substantial talk in Congress about the need to enhance America’s energy security, evidence is growing that the United States is being surpassed by other nations in this area.  We’re watching as countries including Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Algeria, Qatar and others establish a “Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Congress is taking note of what our competitors are doing when it comes to energy security -- at least in word.  Just this week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved House Resolution No. 500 “in opposition to efforts by major natural gas exporting countries to establish a cartel or other mechanism to manipulate the supply of natural gas to the world market for the purpose of setting an arbitrary and non-market prices or as an instrument of political pressure.