A few rent-seeking companies benefitting by natural gas are also seeking to restrict those benefits to themselves using government to do so, proving stupid friends are more dangerous than enemies.
It’s our stupid friends, rather than enemies, that typically do us the most damage. The natural gas industry is dealing with this now, as some of its friends play into the stupid argument of fractivists that liquified natural gas (LGN) exports must be bad for our country. It’s the most cynical strategy imaginable; an exercise in crony capitalism as these companies attempt to use the power of government to limit competition and guarantee them low prices at the expense of others and consumers. It’s also a case of staggering hypocrisy.