IPAA TO PRESS FOR IMPORT RELIEF
The Independent Petroleum Association of America plans to persist in its campaign for oil import relief from the Clinton administration. Last December IPAA asked the Commerce Department for relief under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. The plea based on a 1989 Commerce finding that oil imports were threatening U.S. security. Commerce rejected the bid, saying the new petition could not be based on the 1989 study.