Legislation

Official Short: Strategic Petroleum Supplies Act

Long Title: A bill to suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met.

Sponsors: Mr. Vitter, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Crapo and Mr. Thune

STATUS:

  • January 29. 2013.--Introduced.

S.167

Strategic Petroleum Supplies Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 167 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 167

To suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 29, 2013

Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. CRAPO, and Mr. THUNE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Strategic Petroleum Supplies Act'.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON SALES FROM THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE.

    (a) In General- Except as provided in subsection (b), the Administration shall not authorize a sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve established under part B of title I of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6231 et seq.) until the date on which all permits necessary under Executive Order 13337 (3 U.S.C. 301 note; relating to issuance of permits with respect to certain energy-related facilities and land transportation crossings on the international boundaries of the United States) for the Keystone XL pipeline project application filed on September 19, 2008 (including amendments) have been issued.
      (b) Exception- Subsection (a) shall not affect any obligations of the United States under the international energy program.