Aii’s Chairman and CEO, Brigham McCown served as the moderator for the discussion. “EU imports more than half of the energy it consumes. There is a great opportunity here for the United States to assist in strengthening EU’s infrastructure through its own abundant resources, ultimately bolstering this region’s energy outlook and security,” said McCown.
Ambassador (ret.) András Simonyi stressed the security benefits of having U.S. export its resources abroad. “U.S. oil and gas is a strategic asset for the EU and a very important element of security. America must take a role in making the EU less dependent on resources from threatening regions including Russia. I would urge the Secretary of Energy and this administration to greenlight policies that will allow U.S. to share its energy resources,” said Simonyi.