Friday, July 18, 2008
United States Congressman Jason Altmire visited an oil refinery in Houston, Texas today. He says he wanted to learn more about the challenges they face. He says he learned that because of the increasing price of gas, demand has slowed down and has forced the refinery to work at less than capacity. Altmire says he would like to see more oil being produced from the United States and says Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve is a good option. The DRILL Act, which would have accelerated development there, was voted down yesterday. House Republicans favor a proposal to drill off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.