Friday, February 15, 2013

Rigzone: Obama 'Will Keep Cutting' Oil & Gas Red Tape

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama pledged to keep cutting red tape in the energy sector and to speed up new oil and gas permits, while also announcing the launch of a new oil and gas sector funded Energy Security Trust aimed at developing technologies to help wean U.S. vehicles off oil.

President Obama noted that the recent U.S. boom in natural gas had led to cleaner power and greater energy independence.

"That's why my Administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. But I also want to work with this Congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and water," Obama said.....Read the entire Rigzone article.

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