Heya Cap. That's due to the fact that Putin knows we can't make up the difference with oil and gas to the EU.
"Led by the powerhouse lobbying of the American Petroleum Institute, a coalition of Fortune 500 energy companies are using the Ukraine crisis to spur Congress to approve a key policy goal: Easing regulations on the export of U.S. natural gas.
Despite a decade-long boom in U.S. natural gas production, very little of America's vast gas reserves are exported.. That's because strict regulations on the transfer and storage of gas have made it impossible to profitably ship out of the U.S.
Oil and gas companies have paid Washington lobbyists millions in recent years to challenge the strict export rules.....snip~
U.S. Push For Natural Gas Exports To Help Ukraine Won't Actually Help Ukraine
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063048870 (Kremlin: Crimea and Sevastopol are now part of Russia, not Ukraine)