U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan discusses LNG exports with German Chancellor Merkel

During a trip to Germany this week, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) spoke with Chancellor Angela Merkel about her country potentially buying liquefied natural gas from Ohio, The Plain Dealer reports. Germany currently purchases most of its LNG from Russia; however, Rep. Ryan said in a press release that Chancellor Merkel is "interested in increasing competition for natural gas and buying it from a strong strategic ally that shares their values, especially an appreciation for the rule of law." Rep. Ryan speculated that such an arrangement would enable the region to sell its resource abroad and "create jobs at home," the article said. For more, read the full Plain Dealer story and Rep. Ryan's press release.