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Oversight Hearing on "U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement and Steps Needed for Implementation" and Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1613
Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • "U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement and Steps Needed for Implementation"

And Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 1613 (Duncan of SC, Hastings of WA, and Salmon of AZ), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes. "Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act"

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Tommy Beaudreau
Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Ambassador Carlos Pascual
Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
U.S. Department of State

PANEL II

Erik Milito
Group Director, Upstream & Industry Operations
American Petroleum Institute
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Daniel R. Simmons
Director of Regulatory and State Affairs
Institute for Energy Research
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Steven Groves
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Athan Manuel
Director, Lands Protection Program
Sierra Club
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

This oversight and legislative hearing will examine the benefits and steps needed to implement the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement. H.R. 1613 would enact a February 2012 Agreement signed by then-U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Castellano on how to explore, develop, and share revenue from transboundary hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill provides additional guidance to the Interior Secretary on how to implement the Agreement in order to protect U.S. interests. At the hearing, Committee Members will hear from Obama Administration officials and energy experts on the importance of approving this Agreement.

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