Category Archives: Fuel Prices

Senator Wyden Calls for Investigation of Oil Market Manipulation

Today, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the alleged price manipulation of the oil markets by three major oil companies in Europe.  … Continue reading

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President Signs National Defense Authorization Act

President Obama signed H.R. 4310, The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA).  The NDAA will allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure and refine advanced biofuels capable of powering aircraft and maritime vessels.  ALPA worked hard with our … Continue reading

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House Passes Defense Measure with ALPA Supported Biofuel Language

Last night, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for (H.R. 4310).  The legislation includes ALPA supported language to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure and produce advance biofuels.  ALPA joined with coalition partners … Continue reading

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Biofuels legislation passes Senate!

Yesterday, the Senate passed the S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 98-0.  Earlier, before reaching the Senate Floor, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted to include two amendments which would have made it much … Continue reading

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In advance of looming mark-up, ALPA writes Senate in opposition to S. 3468

Today, ALPA sent a letter of opposition regarding S. 3468 – The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  S. 3468 would require independent agencies to conduct cost benefit analyses at the … Continue reading

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Oil Speculation Update: Court Ruling Muddies the Water for CFTC

Recently, the United States District Court for District of Columbia vacated the positions limit rule issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  CFTC was charged with developing such a rule when the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became … Continue reading

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Airbus and China make a push for alternative fuels

Alternative fuels are critical for both energy independence and national security, and the U.S. should invest in these fuels through policies like the Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act (S. 1079), which would help the Defense Department procure domestically … Continue reading

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