Real Energy Solutions

In order to achieve energy independence as a nation, we must work towards lessening our dependency on foreign oil, create American jobs, and promote energy efficiency.

Estimates put more than 800 billion barrels of untapped oil in onshore and offshore reserves in the U.S. Putting even a fraction of that on the market would undoubtedly help lower the cost of gasoline. Also, we must expand our ability to refine crude oil. A new oil refinery has not been built in this country in more than 30 years, pushing our existing refineries to their production limit. Without updating and expanding our refining capacity, we will be unable to effectively and efficiently convert our crude oil into gasoline.

It is also important to encourage the development of alternative fuels. Wind power is one of the most efficient forms of energy, as Oklahoma has learned. Oklahoma's wind industry is the number nine producer in the nation. Not only are we creating cleaner, American-made energy, but our farmers are able to generate additional income by placing wind turbines in the wheat fields, boosting the American economy. However, America's wind production potential is far from fulfilled. Many states have opposed wind turbines being built within their borders. In addition, more research and development is needed to effectively transport the energy harvested.

Oklahoma began its role as an energy-producing state with the establishment of the first oil refinery in the late 1800s, and has grown to be one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas in the country. With the recent interest in alternative fuels, we have maintained our position at the forefront of energy production by developing one of the most successful wind industries in the country. We have proudly been a major contributor to the nation's energy supply for more than 100 years and look forward to continuing in that role.

We are honored to serve as an energy provider for this country; however, the supply produced by Oklahoma and other energy producing states is no longer enough to meet the world demands. It is time for all Americans to get back in the business of energy production.

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October 15, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) yesterday joined Congresswoman Carol Miller (WV-03), House Republican Leadership, and 140 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging the Biden Administration to reverse its course requesting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase oil production and instead embrace America’s energy needs with American-produced energy.
September 22, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement of $1 million in funding to Oklahoma State University (OSU) to advance the commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)- manmade reservoirs that produce clean, renewable energy. EGS development could expand U.S. geothermal energy capabilities and extend the use of geothermal energy into new geographic areas across the country.
July 12, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (OK-05) introduced the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act, which would establish an abandoned wells research, development, and demonstration program at the Department of Energy.
May 21, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today in response to President Biden’s executive order directing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, head of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy to issue a report on climate-related financial risk:
May 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Energy Action Team Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging the Biden Administration to oppose energy policies like those that restrict the construction of additional American pipeline capacity, which undermine America’s energy security, following the wake of the cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company. The cybersecurity attack forced the 5,500-mile pipeline offline and caused massive gasoline supply shortages across the southeast United States.
February 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of $46 million in project awards for advanced early-stage clean energy research through the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative at the University of Utah- including funds awarded to the University of Oklahoma to help develop and engineer Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies.
February 8, 2021 Frankly Speaking
With the stroke of his pen, President Joe Biden is using his executive authority to enact a laundry list of liberal policies. In fact, President Biden has enacted nearly more executive orders in his first two weeks in office than President Franklin Roosevelt did in his first month- President Roosevelt holds the record at 30. President Biden has signed 28. Unilaterally bypassing our democratic process isn’t the way to unify our country. And targeting America’s energy industry during an economic crisis is no way to ensure these workers come back stronger and healthier.
January 29, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and 42 of his Republican colleagues in introducing the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act, which would encourage and promote the construction of energy infrastructure across the borders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
January 26, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL), and other top House Republicans in sending a letter to President Joe Biden calling on the Biden Administration to revoke the 60-day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands.
January 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement following President Biden’s executive order to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Agreement on climate change.