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  • Reed Moves to Provide Emergency Home Heating Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Tom Reed is advocating for relief from the ongoing home heating fuel shortage and resulting price increase this winter. The House passed legislation this week to address transportation barriers that have slowed home heating fuel delivery and left many unsure if they will be able to properly heat their homes and businesses. The Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act (HHEATT) was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania a... Read more

  • REED WELCOMES ENERGY SECRETARY’S NATURAL GAS COMMENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Rep. Tom Reed welcomed U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s recent comments on the benefits of domestic natural gas development in New York State. In an interview this week, Moniz said natural gas – through hydrofracking – has enhanced the industry by more than $100 billion. He went on to say Governor Cuomo should look at the economic prosperity natural gas development is bringing to neighboring Pennsylvania as he weighs whether or not to lift the five-year moratorium. “New York, and our region ... Read more

  • Reed Seeks to Increase Home Heating Assistance for Low Income Households in New York
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed announced Monday he will introduce a bill to direct much needed home heating assistance to low income individuals and families in the coldest states in the country. Reed’s Low Income Heating Improvement Act would restore the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to its original intent, providing financial assistance to states that need it most. “Winter months bring rising energy costs that low income families and individuals often struggle to meet,” Congressman ... Read more

  • Reed Lauds Chautauqua Community on Nrg Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tom Reed today gave high praise to the Chautauqua County community on its efforts to keep NRG open and operational in Dunkirk. The Sunday announcement that NRG will repower with natural gas was met with praise from Congressman Reed, local and state officials and Chautauqua County residents who all added their voice in support of repowering. “The support from the local Chautauqua community is what ultimately made this decision a reality and the victory goes to them,” Congressman Reed ... Read more

  • Reed Looks toward U.S. Energy Security by 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Reed Monday highlighted a positive trend for drivers across the country: lower gas prices due to a boom in North American energy development. The national gas price average is below last year’s low and continues to average about a quarter less per gallon than in 2012. “An abundant supply of North American oil is directly contributing to lower, more stable gas prices at the pump,” Congressman Reed said. “I am firmly committed to an “all-of-the-above” energy policy to continue this tre... Read more

  • Congressman Reed Brings Manufacturing, Natural Gas under Same Roof for Talk of Jobs, Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Congressman Tom Reed brought together two fields experiencing a renaissance of growth – natural gas and manufacturing – Thursday to examine what is making these fields successful and how to extend and expand upon that growth. Reed hosted the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus and the House Manufacturing Caucus for a joint discussion with caucus members and expert panelists in the field. Congressman Reed co-chairs both bipartisan caucuses. “The jobs impact is what is truly remarkable,” Congressman ... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN REED VISITS NUCOR, DISCUSSES REED’S MANUFACTURING BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Congressman Tom Reed with Mike Heine, Vice President and General Manager for Nucor discussing the new solar panel system being installed at Nucor in Chemung. Congressman Tom Reed Monday visited local manufacturer Nucor in Chemung for a tour of the facility’s new solar panel system being installed to cut down on operating costs and improve energy efficiency. Reed was joined by Nucor Vice President and General Manager Mike Heine and George Miner, President of Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG).... Read more

  • Congressional Natural Gas Caucus Convenes Field Hearing in Pennsylvania on Economic Impacts of Natural Gas Production in the Marcellus Region
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Gene Green (D-TX), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), and Jim Costa (D-CA), today convened a congressional field hearing at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. The Caucus received testimony from state and local officials and community and business leaders on the economic impacts of natural gas production and related industry development in the Marcellus S... Read more

  • Reed Lauds Dresser-Rand Award in Olean, Wellsville
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Rep. Tom Reed said Dresser-Rand’s Olean and Wellsville facilities will soon see a production influx, with the manufacturer’s announcement today that it received a project award from Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, LLC to manufacture key components for a new Texas-based compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility. “Dresser-Rand’s $200 million contract is great news for the Wellsville and Olean communities,” Reed said. “The decision to have facility equipment manufactured here in our distric... Read more

  • Rep. Reed: Jobs, Local Economy could Get Boost from Natural Gas Development in Tompkins County
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Manufacturing Caucus

    Residents in Tompkins County could be the latest beneficiaries of natural gas development if the Cayuga Power Plant makes a shift from coal to natural gas. Rep. Tom Reed highlighted today a proposal from the Upstate New York Power Producers to repower the coal-fired plant along Cayuga Lake with natural gas. “We could see more than 500 construction jobs and 90 permanent jobs created through repowering,” Reed said. “The benefits go beyond jobs directly linked to repowering – this means future jobs... Read more

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