Fred Upton

Upton: Oil export ban won't lift this year

Source: 
Bloomberg

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., made fresh calls for an end to the nation's crude oil export ban but said the policy won't be lifted this year as lawmakers need time to ask the proper questions and move on legislation, Bloomberg reports.

Upton urges abudance-driven energy policy

Source: 
The Hill

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., used the podium at an Energy Information Administration conference to call for a U.S. energy policy that focuses on taking advantage of surging energy development rather than scarcity-driven policies, The Hill reports.

Upton threatens subpoena over EPA carbon regs

Source: 
Reuters

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, threatened a subpoena over agency documents related to proposed limits on carbon emissions from power plants, Reuters reports.

Energy Information Administration Annual Conference

Washington D.C., July 15, 2014, 8:45 am

The Energy Information Administration Annual Conference is a forum for addressing energy issues in the U.S. and worldwide. Speakers include Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.

Few energy investment moves by Congressional committee members: E&E

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E&E

An E&E analysis of lawmakers' Personal Financial Disclosures for 2013 found that while many sitting on energy-related committees hold a stake in energy companies, few made significant changes to their portfolios last year.

House Energy and Commerce Committee

GOP makes summer energy appeals with drilling, LNG export bills

While the Senate remains tied up in partisan knots over energy bills, the Republican-led House is set this week to take up legislation highlighting their support for expanded oil drilling, natural gas exports and the Keystone XL pipeline.

The GOP push comes as lawmakers from both chambers head home Friday to face voters during a weeklong July 4th recess, and as national average gasoline prices hover near $3.70 a gallon. That relatively high price has prompted Republicans to intensify their appeals to voters on domestic energy.

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Oil

Federal oil output gains, but not enough to satisfy Republicans

Oil production from federal lands and waters rose slightly last year, but a falloff in other fossil fuel output drove total fossil energy production down by 7 percent, updated figures from the Energy Department show.

In an annual report on federal fossil fuel sales issued late Thursday, the Energy Information Administration said oil production from federal leases increased, but by less than 1 percent, to 606 million barrels.

Energy theme for Upton, delivering weekly GOP address

Source: 
The Hill

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says he will talk about the U.S. energy boom in the Republicans' weekly address airing Saturday, The Hill reports.

Cross border energy projects need improved approval process: Green

Source: 
FuelFix

Houston Rep. Gene Green, D-Tex., says the current process for getting international projects like pipelines approved makes no sense anymore, which is why he and Energy and Commerce chair Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., are pushing a bill to streamline it, FuelFix reports.

Oil

House panel moves to set clock on intl. pipeline permit process

Source: 
The Hill

There would be a time limit on government consideration of oil pipelines that cross international borders, under a measure approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday that chair Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., called "a targeted solution to lessons learned from Keystone," The Hill reports.

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