OCS compromise eludes US Congress energy leaders

US Senate and House energy leaders headed into the preelection recess pledging to reach a compromise before yearend, but were still divided over Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing reforms.Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) said he was disappointed that an agreement was not reached before recess. “I hope the House will take the necessary time in October to step back and reflect on the number of compromises the Senate has offered to break the current impasse,” he said.“I hope the House recognizes what is politically possible in the Senate,” Domenici added, possibly referring to the promise by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl...

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