Energy Bill Finally Passes, Transportation Bill Clears House


Con­gress final­ly passed an ener­gy bill, the first over­haul of US ener­gy poli­cies in 13 years. The bill was approved in the Sen­ate with a 74–26 vote, despite the view of some that it doesn’t do enough to reduce US oil con­sump­tion. Mean­while, the trans­porta­tion bill was passed in the House and is on the way to the Sen­ate.

US oil con­sump­tion now over 20M brrls/day w/ over half import­ed
Ed — A bar­rel of oil is 44-gal