We all know to do business in Russia sometime the "official" rule-keepers must be satisfied-- but we shrug and say that is just the way it is in Russia. Then you read an article that implies the US government is stalling LNG exports and backroom deals and billions mentioned in same sentence:
"There are plenty of applications for LNG terminals, either new facilities or retrofits like Exxon Mobil’s, that await approval from the Obama administration, but all of them have been held up for more than a year with no timetable for approval. Expect a lot of backroom dealing and billions of dollars changing hands in order to get these projects moving. "
I guess I am just naive but man I just hate to see our government become corrupt -- or am I misreading this article.