Energy & Environment

Pompeo In Houston: US Energy Dominance Good For The World

The secretary of state spoke at Houston’s CERAWeek.

CERAWeek host Daniel Yergin, left, discusses energy and foreign politics with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Hilton-Americas in Houston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States’ growing energy dominance helps its geopolitical goals.

Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Tuesday, Pompeo said the United States is not just exporting energy, but also its commercial values.

“Our model matters now, frankly, more than ever in an era of great power rivalry and competition where some nations are using their energy for malign ends and not to promote prosperity in the way we do here in the West,” Pompeo said.

He singled out several countries, including China, Russia and Iran, which he called “bad actors.”

Pompeo called on both American and foreign companies to work with the U.S. government to help more countries get their oil and gas from the United States.

In a report released Monday, the International Energy Agency forecasts the United States will become a net oil exporter in the next few years and even challenge Saudi Arabia for the top exporting spot.

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