Wyden is the Chairman of the
The letter requested data on:
* U.S. oil production and consumption, both nationally and regionally
* Domestic supplies and prices, nationally and regionally
* The prices that refiners pay for crude oil
* The prices consumers pay for refined products
* The export of refined products
"We need to look at issues of safety and price," Cantwell said during a hearing on
"American consumers and businesses need to know how any future decision to export crude oil produced in the U.S. will affect the prices they pay at the pump," Wyden said. "
Cantwell and Wyden's letter also calls for the EIA to identify potential routes and methods for transporting the oil to ports. The
The text from the letter sent by Senators Cantwell and Wyden is below:
Dear Administrator Sieminski:
As you know, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 prohibits the export of crude oil from
We would like to understand how allowing unlimited export of American crude oil might affect:
* U.S. oil production, nationally and regionally;
* U.S. oil consumption, nationally and regionally;
* domestic supplies and prices, nationally and regionally, for both:
* crude oil (paid by refiners), and
* refined products (paid by consumers), and
* exports of refined products.
Furthermore, we would like EIA to identify the transit modes and routes that exported crude might be expected to travel.
We look forward to EIA's comprehensive analysis of this issue.
Read this original document at: http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/democratic-news?ID=4dd7893d-d472-425a-81f0-197e5fdf46b7
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