Big Red Car here talking President Donald J Trump accomplishments.
Bit gray, Hurricane Harvey coming, but there’s another storm I want to talk to you about.
It seems that it is impossible for President Donald J Trump to get any credit for anything he does. This is not intended to be a defense of anything, but I want to share with you something President Trump has engineered in regard to energy.
Energy is a huge opportunity for the United States. It is also quite strategic from a national defense perspective.
Energy, Big Red Car?
Yes, dear reader, the United States is starting to really smoke on the issue of energy. Two fairly obscure energy developments are worth noting. They pertain to coal and LNG (liquified natural gas). When natural gas is cooled to -250F, it becomes a liquid which reduces itself in volume to 1/6000th of its former size. [Test in the morning, y’all.]
Energy can be very strategic when used correctly. In the two examples I will share with you, America’s opponent is Russia. Russia is a heavy handed supplier of coal and natural gas.
This is particularly true when the buyers are countries like the Ukraine and Lithuania, both of whom are trying to lean west if we let them.
Personal trade and national security diplomacy
President Donald J Trump always has business on his mind and he is constantly watching the Russian Bear (when he’s not colluding with them to get elected, haha, sorry).
In June, President Trump met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The Ukraine was being hammered by Russia who has occupied the Ukrainian coal producing region of Donbass. [You know there is a shooting war going on over there, right?]
In July, President Trump went to Poland and gave a speech in which he said the European nations were being held hostage to Russian pipelines as a sole source of natural gas. Obviously, that has a very unfavorable impact on Europe if the Russians were to turn off the tap.
Hey, Big Red Car, Vladimir Putin would never do something that mean, would he?
Real deals, real accomplishments — Trump accomplishments
The Ukrainian national power company, Centrenergo, has been struggling to deal with the Russian occupation of Donbass. This is a big problem.
Solution: XCoal Energy of Latrobe, Pennsylvania cuts a deal to supply 700,000 tons of Pennsylvania coal to Ukraine. It will be shipped almost 6,000 miles from Philadelphia to Odessa, Ukraine. Big win: they get a US export license lickety split.
This is the first such export to Ukraine of Pennsylvania coal in history.
This is the Trump Trade benefit. Opening new markets for US products such as coal. You will also recall that the Obama administration was making war against coal. This coal, of course, will have no impact on the US other than creating jobs and wealth.
Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have been held hostage to Russian natural gas. Many of them have contracts with Russian firm Gasprom which makes them vulnerable in time of war to having the tap turned off. What were they thinking?
Solution: The US is now supplying LNG out of the LNG export terminal at Sabine Pass at the edge of Louisiana and Texas. Almost 200 cargoes have been sent in that direction with Lithuania — this week — receiving its first such shipment. Big win: get permits and expansion authority.
This robust LNG export opportunity has triggered massive expansion in the LNG export terminal — a 5X growth.
What does this mean, Big Red Car?
What this means is the following:
1. When President Trump meets foreign leaders, he is talking trade and national security. He gets stuff done.
2. President Trump said he would spur growth in the coal and energy industries. Promise made. Promise kept.
These were the jobs which were “never coming back.” Hey, they’re back! And, it’s just beginning.
3. This means JOBS, growth, and an increase in GDP. This is why we will get to 4-5% GDP growth.
4. The national security implications are enormous. This takes the vulnerability of the European countries and diminishes it while taking the money out of the pocket of Russia. Double whammy.
This is real, Trump accomplishments
Hey, y’all. This is real. This is a Trump administration accomplishment. Give the man his credit.
OK, now you can go back to questioning his sanity, calling him an anti-Semite, Nazi, racist.
Real stuff. Real accomplishments.
If you are in the coal fields of Pennsylvania — how do you feel?
If you are working construction at Savine Pass LNG Terminal — how do you feel?
You feel GOOD. Who made that happen? Yeah, you know.