Sanctions and US Shale Boom Kill Iran's Gas Dreams
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  • Nick Bidler

    >“If Iran gets itself sorted out with Western powers and gets itself back
    into alignment with the rest of the world, the sky is the limit for
    them.”

    To flip the question in the other direction, if they actually get The Bomb, the sky is *also* the limit, in terms of what it can extort from its neighbors minus Israel.

    • Thirdsyphon

      I’m not so certain of that. North Korea has The Bomb, and Kim Jong Un spent half the spring bellowing explicit (and extravagant) threats at South Korea and the U.S. that he was going to use it against his enemies absent major concessions to his regime. His enemies yawned.

      Iran’s neighbors are infinitely more excitable than North Korea’s, and their response to similar threats would be. . . unpredictable. But a collective yawn would be about the best that Iran could reasonably hope for.

  • MWFlorida

    If Iran spent a fraction on natural gas as they are spending on nuclear, they could develop their huge reserves. Power is much cheaper generated from gas than nuclear, especially when you have an almost unlimited supply of natural gas. Look at the U.S. Most of our new power supply is gas-fired. The only 2 new nuclear plants (in Georgia and South Carolina) require massive government subsidies and will still cost their ratepayers dearly.

    Anyone in the power business knows that Iran is developing nuclear for military reasons, not for power generation.

  • bpuharic

    Wow, another failure of US foreign policy, I guess, according to the right.

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