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Ethics reforms are needed at the US Minerals Management Service, but making them effective and realistic will be a challenge, the US Department of the Interior’s acting inspector general told a US House committee on May 26.
The U.S. Senate has approved two oil industry relief measures as part of a $2 billion fiscal 1999 supplemental appropriations bill. Both of the bills, approved last week, were sponsored by Sens. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.). One amendment would create a $500 million Emergency
The US Senate Thursday passed a bill blocking new energy leases in national monuments but that retains a lease sale in the eastern Gulf of Mexico scheduled for this December. Senate supporters of the lease sale predicted that discussions with House lawmakers would yield a final bill to President ...
Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alas.), Energy Committee chairman, said an energy bill will be filed this week to limit US oil import dependence to 50% by 2010. Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) will file the bill, which was drafted by a 10-senator task force that Murkowski headed.
The US Senate Committee on Appropriations passed a bill Thursday to boost funding for pipeline safety programs $11 million over current levels for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The full Senate is expected to take up the measure later this month. It is unclear whether the White House supports ...
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and six colleagues Nov. 18 introduced a bill that restricts Saudi diplomats' travel in the US and discourages US companies from exporting certain defense-related goods to the kingdom.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and six colleagues Tuesday introduced a bill that restricts Saudi diplomats' travel in the US and discourages US companies from exporting certain defense-related goods to the Kingdom.
The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week will mark up a sweeping bill intended to improve security at the nation's key energy facilities.
The U.S. Senate finance committee has proposed giving independent oil producers some relief from the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) provisions in current federal law. The measure was added to a tax relief package the full Senate is expected to consider this week. The House of Representatives passed
congressional sources and industry lobbyists. Part of the Senate bill includes a bipartisan $14 billion energy tax proposal ..... unfair advantage. However, pipeline proponents say the Senate bill already includes provisions to encourage marginal production