House committee schedules hearing on fuel prices

| 5/9/2006

The U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a two-day hearing on fuel prices, supplies and specifications beginning Wednesday, May 10.

Though the hearing will primarily focus on the regulation, production and distribution of gasoline, it could have implications for diesel as well.

According to a news release from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which scheduled the hearing, the first day will consist of a panel of representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the American Automobile Association and the Consumer Federation of America.

The second day of the hearings will focus more on the oil and gas industries. Those scheduled to testify include representatives from the American Petroleum Institute, the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores, and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America.

Also on the panel for Thursday, May 11 is John Conley, President of National Tank Truck Carriers Inc., Alexandria, VA.