#SubEnergy Advances Bill to Modernize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced legislation to modernize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
H.R. 6511, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act, authored by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), passed #SubEnergy by voice vote.
H.R. 6511 seeks to preserve and upgrade the nation’s SPR infrastructure by requiring the Secretary of Energy to carry out a pilot program to lease underutilized SPR capacity that will become available under current, mandated drawdowns.
The bill was the...