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Serial No. 107-140: The Growing Natural Gas Supply and Demand Imbalance: The Role that Public Lands & Federal Submerged Lands Could Play in the Solution: Oversight Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives One Hundred Seventh Congress Second Session, July 16, 2002   [open pdf - 1MB]

On July 16, 2002, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources convenes to discuss and hear testimony regarding the "Growing Natural Gas Supply and Demand Imbalance: The Role that Public Lands & Federal Submerged Lands Could Play in the Solution". Witnesses are Lee Gooch of the Process Gas Consumers Group, Mary Hutzler of the Energy Information Administration, Eugene Peters of the Electric Power Supply Association, Glen Scheede of Consumer Alert, Matthew Simmons of Simmons & Co. Internationalm Diemer True of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and Rebecca Watson, the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management of the US Department of the Interior. Chairwoman Barabara Cubin argues that "given the current rate of production and consumption, new gas fields need to be found. The country has sufficient gas resources to fuel our economy for decades, but public policies are preventing them from being developed." Ranking minority member Ron Kind submits: "As the House and Senate Conference Committee meet to finalize a new national energy policy, which may include provisions for development of a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48, it would be useful to hold an oversight hearing to consider how temperature changes in Alaska could affect pipelines and petroleum production in that region as well as what steps would be necessary to ensure public health and safety."

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Serial No. 107-140
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2002-07-16
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