外文标题：US senators against export of natural gas to India, China
WASHINGTON: A bi-partisan group of 22 American senators have expressed reservation on the export of natural gas to Asian countries such as India and China, arguing that such a move by Obama administration would result in an increase in cost for consumers and businesses at home.
"Natural gas prices in Asia are currently three to four times higher than those in the US. Integration of US and Asian natural gas markets through US exports could lead to further increases in prices for American consumers and businesses, which may fundamentally reverse many of the economic benefits that have led to the current surge in manufacturing job growth in the US," the senators said in a letter to Obama.
They said the "large-scale exports of natural gas to Asia could also jeopardize America's goal of achieving energy independence, a goal made more achievable by the recent increase in domestic gas production."
The senators urged Obama to consider the impacts on American manufacturing and families that rely on natural gas.
In the letter released to the press on Friday, they pointed to the hundreds of thousands of American manufacturing jobs created in the last few years, in part because of low natural gas prices.
USA wd earn ,its not for charity that they will export-they will get better than domestic price even after discounting transport costs.If each country chooses not to export -like the senators there are feeling-USA wd be deprived of steel,garments ,travel accessories,electronincs -to a large extent
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bk.nagendran Nagendran (Mysore)
When the price of natural gas is 4-5 times higher in India then it is better for India to search for natural gas in its own land. Why can't Reliaance reduce the price of gas in the interest of the Nation. At least let Ambani's show some patriotism in this way.
somebody needs to explain why the gas prices are so high in india which receives its gas from iran which is cheaper than in usa.
Rajinder Kaka (Unknown)
u.s subsidises every thing for its people if others do than they cry
Opinion Shah (Ahmedabad)
'Mine is mine only' and 'yours is mine too'. That's the attitude of USA. When all other countries are talking about open global market, USA is forcing them to do that and when its time for them to follow, they are saying no. This should have been done long before.
Anand Rai (Unknown)
thanks US ..keep your gas in your assess..we can manage without you..
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rajiv agrawal (LONDON)
if they dont export the price will crash in US due to oversupply....
k mujawdiya (Location)
We need to become self sufficient as early as possible in petroleum products because all our progress is eaten away by huge import of petroleum products.
bkhegde11 (Location) replies to k mujawdiya
If we have self sufficient population, what I mean is " a smaller population" every thing would have been possible
Yeah right indias natural resources being looted by one family cost will increase.
the same americans preach free trade to teh rest of the world!
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When it comes to self interest the same US who preach and claim free world trade take a different U-turn!