According to the Department of Energy, the next critical US export is made of "molecules of American freedom."
You may be wondering what these molecules are?
The technical answer is liquid natural gas. Or, if you are responsible for the energy policy of the Trump administration, "Freedom Gas."
Let it trickle in.
On Tuesday, the department announced an increase in fuel source exports from a new floating plant that will be built off the Texas coast on Quintana Island at Freeport LNG in Houston.
This announcement was quickly overshadowed by the colorful terminology of the release.
"Increasing Freeport Export Capacity The LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas across the globe by giving US Allies a varied and affordable source of clean energy," said Mark W. Menezes, Energy Secretary, in a press release.
Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy who signed the export order, said the announcement stressed the administration's "commitment" to a US first agenda.
"I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an effect I understand that The two men just built on the metaphorical work of their boss, Rick Perry, the energy secretary and the energy secretary. former governor of Texas.
Earlier this month in Brussels, Perry told a group of journalists that "the United States again provides some form of freedom to the European continent" 75 years after Europe was liberated from Nazi occupations, according to
"And instead of young American soldiers," Perry said. "It's in the form of liquid natural gas."
A reporter for EURACTIV asked if "freedom gas" would be a good way to describe the fuel.
"Yes, I think you might be right in your observation," says Perry, according to news reports.
Ellen M. Gilmer, an editor of E&E News, was among the first to discover rebranding effo rt.
gov. Jay Inslee from Washington also weighed in.
"This must be a joke (Remember Freedom Causes?)," he tweeted, reminded the time in 2003 when Congress was dissatisfied with France's opposition to President Bush's Iraq policy, renamed the French fries that became sold in the cafeterias.
So what does it all mean?
"Spreading freedom gas sounds like what happens when you are newly single and suddenly has the apartment to yourself," slate joked.
A call to the Ministry of Energy was not immediately returned.