Rep. Olson urges feds to expand oil, gas drilling

07/17/2013 | SNL Financial (free content)

The U.S. shale oil and natural gas boom can help the country secure energy independence, but only if the government opens more areas to drilling, said Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas. "We've got the Barnett Shale rolling, the Eagle Ford is rolling, the Permian Basin is going great," Olson said. "We're on the verge of exporting natural gas with LNG."

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