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S. 1572: Helium Extraction Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1572

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 18, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Helium Extraction Act of 2017.

2.

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.