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  • FUEL FIX: Blue Dog Democrats endorse oil export bill
    Posted in In The News on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    Posted on September 9, 2015 | By Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — A coalition of fiscally conservative Democrats on Wednesday declared their support for legislation to lift longstanding oil export restrictions. The 14-member Blue Dog Coalition said they backed the bill the night before a House subcommittee is expected to approve the measure. Related story: House committee to vote on oil exports Oil export advocates said the endorsement is a sign of growing support for the push to lift the ban, th... Read more

  • SECURITY DEBRIEF: Mexican Energy Reform is Gateway to U.S. Security
    Posted in In The News on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    When we talk about border security, we often focus on what the United States should do to stop illegal crossings. Less often discussed, however, is what can be done in Mexico (and elsewhere in Latin America) to dampen the desire to illegally enter the United States in the first place. One surefire way to achieve this: economic development. Today, Mexico’s energy sector is experiencing a renaissance. Since 1938, the country’s energy resources were controlled by the state-owned oil company Petrole... Read more

  • EL FINANCIERO: Pancho Domínguez, de gira por Estados Unidos
    Posted in In The News on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    El gobernador electo de Querétaro se reunió con el exembajador Arturo Sarukhán y el congresista Henry Cuellar. REDACCIÓN BAJÍO 08.09.2015 Última actualización08.09.2015Especial] El gobernador electo del estado de Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez Servién, realiza una gira de trabajo en Estados Unidos, con el objetivo de fortalecer las relaciones internacionales, así como intercambiar experiencias con distinguidos personajes. Ayer sostuvo un encuentro con el congresista Henry Roberto Cuellar con qu... Read more

  • TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH: Actions on exports, earthquakes mark week
    Posted in In The News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    Published on Monday, 7 September 2015 04:39 - Written by Alex Mills, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers In less than seven days last week, a federal judge ruled that the lesser prairie chicken is no longer endangered, Congress made moves to remove the ban on oil exports, Texas regulators found that a disposal well in North Texas did not cause an earthquake and another federal judge blocked a massive water rule. A federal judge in Midland stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: US-Mexico relationship vital
    Posted in In The News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Energy Independence , Responsible Spending, Jobs and Economy

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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Removal of Antimony from Former Anzon Smelter Site
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that a large portion of contaminated soil located at the former Anzon site, an old antimony smelter near residential neighborhoods in north Laredo, has been cleaned and is one step closer to being redeveloped into a sewer treatment plant. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, antimony is a silvery white metal that can be harmf... Read more

  • SENTINEL REPUBLIC: The U.S. Oil Export Ban Is (Sort Of) Over
    Posted in In The News on August 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    But make no mistake, even U.S. refiners are switching sides in this argument. Why No Blanket Repeal of the Oil Export Ban? Barrel Russell, president of the Unbiased Petroleum Affiliation of America, stated the choice is a towards a full repeal of a U.S. crude oil export ban enacted within the 1970s. Exporting light crude would be a boon to not only those Texas producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford plays, but also the North Dakota Bakken drillers whose main product is the light sweet oil Mexico... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Hurd Issue Statement on Approval of Licenses for Crude Oil Swaps with Mexico
    Posted in Press Release on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Jobs and Economy

    Today, the United States Department of Commerce announced the approval of licenses for swaps of U.S. light crude oil in exchange for imports of heavy Mexican crude oil. Currently, the United States is prohibited from exporting its crude oil due to a crude oil export ban that was established in 1975 and has since hindered the American energy market in light of great advancements in energy exploration. The Department of Commerce was able to approve these licenses as delegated by the President thro... Read more

  • US approves landmark crude oil export swaps with Mexico
    Posted in In The News on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    The Obama administration will allow limited sales of U.S. crude toMexico for the first time, a senior administration official told Reuters, marking another milestone in loosening a contentious ban on exporting domestic oil. The Commerce Department is "acting favorably on a number of applications" to export U.S. crude in exchange for imported Mexican oil, the official said. Such oil swaps are one of several possible exemptions allowed in the four-decade-old law that otherwise bans most overseas s... Read more

  • Support to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban About to Overwhelm Obama
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence

    Apparently deciding that approaching President Obama directly on the matter of oil exports would be a waste of time the Laborers’ International Union and the International Union of Operating Engineers (both Obama supporters) wrote a letter to Congress instead, urging them to lift the ban on exporting crude oil. Said the letter: Opening global markets to U.S. producers will support added domestic production that will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and contribute tens of billions of GDP ... Read more