Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is advocating legislation that would remove restrictions on U.S. gas exports for all NATO countries. He argues that the possibility of U.S. exports could remove leverage Russia could exert on vulnerable allies by threatening to cut off gas supplies. He says the administration should also focus more on helping the completion of strategically routed pipelines from central Asia to Europe that could diversify gas supplies.
Lugar urges rethink of Europe gas strategy
UPDATED 6:37 AM EST, December 12, 2012