"The decisions about [LNG] exports are commercial decisions that companies make," former White House energy and climate advisor Jason Bordoff said of US energy exports to Europe.
Bordoff added that he is not aware of any discussion about subsidizing US gas to offset the low Russian prices, "other than just letting the market work."
Rapidan Group Director of Global Gas Leslie Palti-Guzman told Sputnik she does not expect the US government to "step in" to subsidize LNG export costs, though European utilities companies may choose to pay the higher price to shift dependence on Russian sources.
"On the European side… the utilities companies may decide to pay a kind of premium to diversify their supply mix, but that is their own decision," Palti-Guzman explained.
US and Russian relations have grown increasingly adversarial since 2014, when Washington and Brussels imposed economic sanctions on Russia for meddling in the internal affairs of Ukraine, allegations Moscow has refuted.
Many energy experts do not anticipate US LNG will be competitive with Russian pipeline resources. As a result, US producers are likely to enter markets that support higher prices.