Who’s Up For Some “Freedom Gas”?

I had to look to make sure this wasn’t a parody of uber-Warmist site ARS Technica. It’s not. And should make Warmists very unhappy

US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas”

Call it a rebranding of “energy dominance.”

In a press release published on Tuesday, two Department of Energy officials used the terms “freedom gas” and “molecules of US freedom” to replace your average, everyday term “natural gas.”

The press release was fairly standard, announcing the expansion of a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at the Freeport facility on Quintana Island, Texas. It would have gone unnoticed had an E&E News reporter not noted the unique metonymy “molecules of US freedom.”

DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg is quoted as saying, “With the US in another year of record-setting natural gas production, I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of US freedom to be exported to the world.”

Also in the press release, US Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes refers to natural gas as “freedom gas” in his quote: “Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy.”

It rather is, since the other big exporter of natural gas, particularly to Europe, is Russia. Though Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan bought the most from the U.S.

Slate notes that the term “freedom gas” seems to have originated from an event with DOE Secretary Rick Perry. Earlier this year, the secretary signed an order to double the amount of LNG exports to Europe, saying, “The United States is again delivering a form of freedom to the European continent. And rather than in the form of young American soldiers, it’s in the form of liquefied natural gas.”

A reporter at the order signing jokingly asked whether the LNG shipments should be called “freedom gas,” and Perry said, “I think you may be correct in your observation.”

Is there anything better than inexpensive, reliable, dependable, easily stored for use at any time energy to make people’s lives better?

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7 Responses to “Who’s Up For Some “Freedom Gas”?”

  1. JordanStofs says:

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  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    This is dumb, but not the dumbest thing out of the trump swamp today. And they still have Friday!

    The tRumpitista think you guys are beaucoup rubes.

    • formwiz says:

      He was also against Freedom Fries.

      Wotta maroon.

      BTW the word would be Trumpistas.

      And the rubes are clowns like you running around on minimum wage typing drivel like this.

  3. Dana says:

    Hey, if the good Europeans don’t want to use our freedom gas, they can always forego it this winter.

    I understand it gets mighty chilly in a lot of places in Europe during winter.

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