So far this week, the White House discussed liquefied natural gas exports to India with visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and administration officials plan to address the same issue with South Korean Prime Minister Moon Jae-In on Thursday evening, according to Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic adviser. Fake. What we've learned about fake over the last little while. Ryan Zinke, Energy Sec. Its analysts considered that the US will become a major exporter of energy resources at the expense of market share of other countries, primarily Saudi Arabia. Trump also used the occasion to justify his administration's decision to walk-out from the Paris climate deal, saying it impaired America's aim of energy dominance. Not even once did he mention his infamous "solar" border wall proposal.
For the year, the United States exported 4.7 million barrels a day of products - including gasoline, diesel and other refined products - around the world, making it the world's largest exporter of refined petroleum products.
Trump dismissed concerns about fossil fuels as "a big lovely myth" and "fake" before boasting that he had approved the Keystone XL and North Dakota pipelines in the first week of his presidency-falsely claiming that there were no protests against the decision.
"Today, I'm proudly announcing six brand new initiatives to propel this new era of American energy dominance", Trump told employees at the Department of Energy on Thursday. "It reveals an attitude toward our environment and energy policy that would destroy communities and our climate in order to feed his own desire to feel powerful over others".
Exactly what energy dominance means is a bit unclear. We have almost 100 years worth of natural gas and more than 250 years worth of clean, attractive coal.
Tim Donaghy, Greenpeace USA's senior research specialist, had similar sentiments. Trump said he wants to "unlock more of the 94 percent of off-shore land closed to development. Research shows that expanding offshore oil drilling will lead to increased global greenhouse gas emissions and higher costs that will be borne by Americans for decades to come". To encourage development of new nuclear energy projects, the federal government needs to apply a carbon tax on electricity generation that acknowledges nukes' advantage. "Americans were told that our nation could only solve this energy crisis by opposing draconian restrictions on energy production".