Perry worried about market, not Europe
Re: Sept. 19 article, “U.S. out to squeeze Russian gas in Europe.”
Rick Perry’s expressions of concern that dependence on Russian natural gas for 40 percent of its needs puts Europe at risk should not be confused with actual concern.
If he felt such dependence put nations at risk, he’d be warning Mexico, which imports 65 percent of its natural gas from the U.S. As the tariffs recently slapped on Mexican steel and aluminum exports indicate, Mexican and U.S. interests do not always coincide.
Perry’s actual concern is that Europeans will buy cheap Russian gas rather than more expensive imports from the U.S.
FELIPE ROSALES, AUSTIN