IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 18, 2017
Mr. Hatch introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas.
This Act may be cited as the
Helium Extraction Act of 2017.
Maintenance of Federal mineral leases based on extraction of helium
The first section of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181) is amended in fifth paragraph by inserting after
purchaser thereof the following:
, and that extraction of helium from gas produced from such lands shall maintain the lease as if the extracted helium were oil and gas.