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  • NRV NEWS: A Ban and an Energy Boom
    Posted in In The News on September 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    A Ban and an Energy Boom Virtually no one would have predicted just a decade ago that the United States would soon transform into an energy-producing powerhouse. Regardless, we have, and our nation is now one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas. But there is action that can and should be taken in order to help sustain this success: lifting the outdated ban on crude oil exports. This is not a partisan issue. As Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) explained in a recent opinion piece,... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Autoriza quitar veto al crudo Comité de Energía
    Posted in In The News on September 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    Autoriza quitar veto al crudo Comité de Energía APROBADA. La propuesta de ley para quitar el veto a la exportación de crudo fue autorizada por el comité de energía y comercio de la cámara de representantes. Mission, Tx Los representantes federal Joe Barton, Gene Green y Henry Cuéllar celebraron que el Comité de Energía y Comercio de la Cámara aprobó la propuesta HR702, que eliminaría la ley de 1975 que prohibía la exportación de crudo. El representante Barton comentó al respecto y agradeció al c... Read more

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Crude Oil Export Ban Repeal
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Gene Green (D-TX) applaud the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the approval of H.R. 702, which would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 to repeal the outdated ban on crude oil exports. Rep. Barton stated, “I would like to thank Congressman Cuellar who was the first of many Democrats to cosponsor this legislation. His leadership made this step possible. Chairman Upton, Chairman Whitfield, and Congressman Green have also... Read more

  • THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE: U.S. Legislation for Crude Exports Approved
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Appropriations, Agriculture

    U.S. Legislation for Crude Exports Approved The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved bipartisan legislation on Thursday that will promote U.S. energy leadership by lifting a 1970s-era ban on crude exports. Chairman Emeritus Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the legislation which is expected to be considered by the full house later this month. “The ban on exporting crude oil imposes an estimated $200-$600 billion cost to the U.S. economy, discourages cru... Read more

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Crude Oil Export Ban Repeal
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Gene Green (D-TX) applaud the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the approval of H.R. 702, which would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 to repeal the outdated ban on crude oil exports. Rep. Barton stated, “I would like to thank Congressman Cuellar who was the first of many Democrats to cosponsor this legislation. His leadership made this step possible. Chairman Upton, Chairman Whitfield, and Congressman Green have also... Read more

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: House Vote May Signal the Beginning of the End of Oil Export Ban
    Posted in In The News on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Appropriations

    House Vote May Signal the Beginning of the End of Oil Export Ban Brian Wingfield and Catherine TraywickSep 16, 2015 3:57 pm ET (Bloomberg) -- House Republicans will test Thursday whether a once-unthinkable goal of U.S. energy producers could become reality: the end of a 40-year ban on exporting oil. A mainstay of U.S. energy policy since the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s, the export limits have been targeted by domestic producers including ConocoPhillips and Continental Resources Inc., who see i... Read more

  • HOUSTON CHRONICLE: House subcommittee OKs crude exports
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    House subcommittee OKs crude exports “Before permanently dismantling our nation’s ability to restrict oil exports,” Congress should address the potential impacts on consumers, refinery capacity, associated jobs and the environment, said Pallone, D-N.J. Republicans broadly supported the bill, saying exports would give the U.S. valuable political leverage around the world and would bring economic benefits to oil producers as well as American consumers who could see modest gasoline savings, as pred... Read more

  • HOUSTON CHRONICLE: House panel approves oil export legislation, more work ahead
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    House panel approves oil export legislation, more work ahead WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee approved legislation authorizing widespread oil exports on Thursday by sidestepping fights over opening crude trade while protecting U.S. consumers and refiners. In approving the bill by a voice vote, the Energy and Power Subcommittee kicked off a process that could lead to full House votes later this month. But the meeting revealed that oil export advocates still have much work do if they want to secu... Read more

  • Blue Dog Coalition Supports Ending Ban on Crude Oil Exports
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    WASHINGTON – The Blue Dog Coalition announced their support today for H.R. 702, a bill to repeal the ban on crude oil exports in the United States. The Coalition backs the bill as changing market conditions have proven that the 1970’s-era ban on crude exports is hopelessly outdated. Among countries with the largest energy reserves, the United States is the sole nation that prohibits the export of its own domestically-produced oil. The bill repeals a section of the Energy Policy and Conservation ... Read more

  • CALLER TIMES: Hawley talks channel deepening with congressional leaders
    Posted in In The News on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    by Chris Ramirez of the Caller Times Posted: September 9, 2015 6:23 PM The head of Corpus Christi's port authority has been making the rounds with federal lawmakers pitching the merits of widening and deepening the Ship Channel. Judy Hawley, who chairs the Port of Corpus Christi commission, met with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Wednesday in Houston to talk about the project. Hawley said long-discussed plans to make the channel wider and deeper not only insures safe vessel traffic, it also better equ... Read more