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Text of the Keep American Natural Gas Here Act

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4025

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Holt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide that the Secretary of the Interior may accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of Federal lands (including submerged lands) only from bidders certifying that all natural gas produced pursuant to such leases shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep American Natural Gas Here Act.

2.

No foreign sales of natural gas produced on Federal lands

The Secretary of the Interior may accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of Federal lands (including submerged lands) under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.) only from bidders certifying that all natural gas produced pursuant to such leases shall be offered for sale only in the United States.

3.

No foreign sales of natural gas transported over Federal pipeline rights-of-way

Section 28(a) of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 185(a)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (1) after (a); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

A new right-of-way for a natural gas pipeline may not be granted under this section unless the applicant for the right-of-way certifies that all natural gas that is transported via such pipeline shall be offered for sale only in the United States.

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