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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to End Ban on Crude Oil Exports

PESA Joins Effort To Pass Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015

The Energy and Supply Distribution Act of 2015 introduced by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska seeks to modernize America’s energy policies. This bipartisan effort will build infrastructure and open access to new markets to enhance energy production and widen the distribution of that supply across the U.S.

“The passage of the Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015 is mission critical for the oil and gas industry. It is time to enact the essential policies that strengthen our domestic energy production and reflect today’s economic climate,” said PESA President Leslie Beyer. “PESA strongly supports lifting the ban on crude oil exports to increase jobs, lower gas prices and bolster our national security. We will work to ensure the White House and Congress understand that repealing the ban is imperative not only for our industry, but for the entire US economy.”

The Act consists of 17 proposals that are being introduced in advance of legislation. They range from increasing the use of renewable energy to the continued operation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is working to report out of the committee this summer.

“America’s energy landscape has undergone a dramatic change since Congress last acted on comprehensive energy legislation. Our domestic energy supply has gone from scarce to abundant,” Murkowski said. “Our energy renaissance underscores the need to modernize America’s energy policies. These targeted bills are an important step toward ensuring economic growth and improving American’s standard of living.”

PESA will work to help ensure Congress passes these bills. The following proposals are being presented in advance of legislative hearings:

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  • S. 1215, Methane Hydrate R&D Amendments Act
  • S. 1216, De Novo Review of Civil Penalties Under the Natural Gas Act
  • S. 1217, Electric Transmission Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Act
  • S. 1218, Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act
  • S. 1219, Interconnecting Distributed Resources and Examining Net Metering
  • S. 1220, Energy Distribution Act
  • S. 1221, Bulk-Power System Reliability Impact Statement Act
  • S. 1222, Continuity of Electric Capacity Resources Act
  • S. 1223, Energy Loan Program Improvement Act
  • S. 1224, The Condensate Act
  • S. 1225, Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act
  • S. 1226, American Helium Production Act
  • S. 1227, Micro-Grid Implementation Strategy
  • S. 1229, Improving DOE Interaction with the National Laboratories
  • S. 1230, Memoranda of Understanding with State Oil and Gas Programs
  • S. 1231, Strategic Petroleum Reserve Modernization Act
  • S. 1236, Hydropower Improvement Act

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