Twitter users drag the Department of Energy after natural gas produced in America by government officials as & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; and & # 39; molecules of freedom & # 39 ;.
Social media exploded with jokes and memes that made fun of the patriotic nickname for fossil fuels.
The entry & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; appeared in an announcement highlighting the increase in exports of domestic gas produced from Texas.
& # 39; Increasing the export capacity of the Freeport LNG project is crucial to spreading the freedom of gas around the world by offering the allies of America a diverse and affordable source of clean energy, & # 39; said the Deputy Minister of Energy Mark W. Menzes in the release.
But Twitter users joked that the government sounded stupid, humiliating the American people by adding another bizarre word to the Trump administration jargon.
Twitter users love the US Department of Energy after Thursday's fossil fuels & # 39; leisure gas & # 39; and & # 39; molecules of freedom & # 39; called. This smart Twitter user created a map that shows where freedom-rich shale, hardcore freedom and freedom gas can be found underground
The Department of Energy rebranded fossil fuels as & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; a press release on Thursday praised the increase in exports of domestically produced natural gas from Texas.
& # 39; Freedom gas must still be the best indication that the #American government thinks its citizens are monumental stupid & # 39 ;, wrote this Twitter user
This Twitter user joked that freedom gas was really just gut gas
On Thursday, scientists were amazed by the bizarre nickname
Twitter users dragged the nickname that compares it to farting, & # 39; freedom fries & # 39; and a joke that there is underground freedom shale.
Some Twitter users joked that the expression Orwellian felt – following the dystopian totalitarian state in George Orwell & # 39; s book 1984 – and ridiculous
& # 39; It's official: we're too stupid to live & # 39 ;, a Twitter user joked.
One Twitter user even created a joke card that shows where freedom-rich shale and freedom-gas can be found underground. On that card, the sun is labeled as & # 39; repression rays & # 39; and windmills become & # 39; carcinogenic sounds of windmills & # 39; who poke fun at how Trump wrongly claimed that wind turbines cause cancer.
& # 39; Freedom gas should still be the best indication that the #American government thinks its citizens are monumental stupid & # 39 ;, a Twitter user said about the bizarre announcement.
Another meme depicting characters from the Simpsons shows a man with the question & # 39; You all your oil liberation gas & # 39; and Principal Skinner that replies & # 39; it's a regional dialect & # 39 ;.
Twitter exploded with memes and jokes about the unique new nickname of the Trump administration
In the press release of Thursday's press releases, the expansion announced at the 10th Ministerial Conference on Clean Energy in Vancouver, Canada.
As if freedom gas was not enough, fossil energy deputy secretary Steven Winberg went one step further by referring to natural gas in his comments as & # 39; molecules of American freedom & # 39 ;.
He said: & # 39; Increased US natural gas supply on the global market is crucial for promoting clean energy and the energy security of our allies around the world.
& # 39; With the United States in a new record year in which the production of natural gas is registered, I am pleased that the Ministry of Energy is making every effort to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows molecules to become American freedom to the world exported. & # 39;
In the press release, 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.
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%.
With the export order from, Freeport LNG will be able to export a maximum of 0.72 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day.
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
Trump is taking part in a tour of the Cameron LNG export facility in Louisiana on May 14
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.
Energy Undersecretary Mark W. Menezes, (photo), spoke about spreading & # 39; freedom gas & # 39; from all over the world from American facilities
@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;
@obsureaaron also claimed: & # 39; AHAHAHAHAHAHA !!! Fossil fuels are now officially called "Freedom Gas" and "Molecules of Freedom". This is the next parody in reality. S ** t that makes "freedom fries" sounds sensible.
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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