How did the Ukraine War make the USA rich?

Ali Muradov
2 min readJul 23, 2023

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I’m going to talk about things that aren’t talked about much after the war.

Since the beginning of the war in February 2022, according to White House data, US oil exports to Europe have doubled. The monthly average amount of oil transported by sea from the USA to Europe increased by 38 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. Countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and Spain increased their oil purchases from the USA by 88 percent. The USA, which was the world’s largest oil-producing country for 6 years in a row until last year, spent its “most profitable six months” with its own oil companies, with sales of $250 billion after the Ukraine war, according to S&P, and is preparing for an “unprecedented period”. It produces, consumes, and sells. As in natural gas.

Since the USA is beyond the ocean, it exports natural gas in the form of liquefied #LNG, and although it is not well known, its reserves are very high. US exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe after the war increased by 140% compared to before the war. In fact, Europe made 40% of its LNG imports from the USA last year. While the country that increased its exports the most with 10.5 million tons was the USA, this figure remained at 3.4 million in Russia, the closest country. I’ve drowned you in a lot of numbers, but the USA has become the second-largest exporter of LNG after Australia, even surpassing Qatar.

Europe, which the USA has made dependent on itself for oil and gas after the war, is now dependent on the USA (in the short term) as it was once dependent on Russia. Of course, the mill does not turn with transport natural gas, but this is the case until new alternatives are found.

Finally, the USA, which increased its arms sales by 49% to 205 billion 600 million dollars after the war, also turned Europe’s doubled arms imports in its favor. And as you all know, the Washington administration also designed the diplomacy table, which is the greatest ‘strategic wealth’. He brought Europe and neutral countries, which did not want to confront Russia diplomatically, to the “Atlantic line” by gathering against Russia within the framework of NATO.

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