The American energy department has natural gas that is produced here as & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; or molecules of American freedom & # 39; described in a statement.
The development came when the department announced the expansion of the Freeport LNG Terminal, a facility on Quintana Island, which produces liquefied natural gas for export.
The expansion of the facility will support an estimated 3,000 new jobs in the area, from construction to engineering, depending on the department release.
The US energy department has described natural gas as & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; or molecules with American freedom. & # 39; Depicted is a natural gas drilling rig in Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania
US Deputy Minister of Energy Mark W. Menezes said: & # 39; Increasing the export capacity of the Freeport LNG project is crucial for spreading freedom of gas around the world by the allies of America a diverse and affordable resource of clean energy.
& # 39; Furthermore, more US LNG exports to the world mean more jobs in the US and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the world. & # 39;
Department officials announced the expansion at the 10th Ministerial Conference on Clean Energy in Vancouver, Canada.
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg went one step further by referring to natural gas as & # 39; molecules of American freedom & # 39 ;.
He said: “Increased stocks of natural gas from the US on the world market are crucial for promoting clean energy and the energy security of our allies around the world.
& # 39; With the United States in a record year in which natural gas production is record-registering, I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing everything it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows molecules to release American freedom to the world are being exported. & # 39;
The Trump government wants to expand the number of gas export terminals on the Atlantic and Gulf coast. POTUS is shown earlier this month at the Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana
Trump is taking part in a tour of the Cameron LNG export facility in Louisiana on May 14
Liquefied natural gas is even more a precious commodity thanks to the US & # 39; continuing trade war with China, when Trump raised rates last year at $ 200 billion in Chinese imports.
China responded by raising the rates of $ 60 billion in US goods and increasing the rates for liquefied natural gas by 25%.
The export order from will allow Freeport LNG to export a maximum of 0.72 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day.
Energy Undersecretary Mark W. Menezes, (photo), spoke about spreading & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; from all over the world from American facilities
Currently, the facility can support exports of up to 5 billion cubic feet per day, but with the expansion, which will double by 2020, is stated in the release.
It was not the detail of the press release that caught the eye, but the concept of & # 39; freedom gas & # 39 ;, that was a talking point on Twitter.
Twitter users signed agreements with fries that in 2003 were labeled & # 39; freedom fries & # 39; got.
The House of Representatives made the change in their cafeterias when the French government opposed the US-led war in Iraq.
French politicians were quick to criticize the decision and others thought it was pointless, because French fries are in fact Belgian.
However, the beloved carbohydrate side returned three years later to American cafeterias with their original name.
@JenLucPiquant wrote: & # 39; Totally ridiculous. And apparently real. Please tell me this is not real. 🙁 The Ministry of Energy now calls fossil fuels "Molecules of Freedom" and "Freedom Gas" & # 39;
Another user @georgemonbiot claimed: & # 39; In the 1920s, cigarettes were promoted as & # 39; torches of freedom & # 39 ;, to encourage women to smoke. Now, fossil fuels are being promoted by the US government as "molecules of freedom." With similar effects on the health of planets. & # 39;
@ameliawomack wrote: & # 39; Looks like someone read 1984! & # 39;
Some Twitter users have found similarities to fries that were classified as & # 39; freedom fries & # 39; were stamped when the French government was against the US-led war in Iraq
@obsureaaron also claimed: & # 39; AHAHAHAHAHAHA !!! Fossil fuels are now officially called "Freedom Gas" and "Molecules of Freedom". This is the next parody in reality. Shit that makes & # 39; freedom fries & # 39; sounds sensible. & # 39;
The statement is the Trump administration's latest effort to emphasize a single policy agenda – the expansion of the number of gas export terminals on the Atlantic and Gulf coast.
Earlier this month, Trump flew to Louisiana to baptize a newly built section of an LNG terminal for liquefied natural gas.
There are three more terminals under construction across the country to help bring the recent boom of cracked gas to international buyers in South America, Europe and Asia.
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