Congress Takes Up Bills to Increase Natural Gas Supplies

Westervelt, Robert
May 2006
Chemical Week;5/17/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 17, p9
Trade Publication
The article provides information on bills introduced in the House and Senate in the U.S. in May 2006 designed to increase natural gas supplies. The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill introduced by Representative John Peterson to remove a brag-standing moratorium on natural gas drilling on most of the country's Outer Continental Shelf. In the Senate, Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman introduced a bill that would open 3-million acres of the Gulf of Mexico, the area known as Lease 181, to energy development.


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