Producers ask Congress for more access to domestic gas

Five chief executives from companies that produce, distribute, and consume natural gas Mar. 28 urged the 109th Congress and President George W. Bush’s administration to significantly increase access to domestic resources that are currently off-limits.“There are about 1.04 quadrillion cubic feet of gas waiting to be discovered in the United States. But we can’t get access to most of that energy because of various government restrictions,” said James T. Hackett, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in Houston.“We’re here to call on Congress and the administration to help us increase supplies any way they can, and as...

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