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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December 1, 2021 In The News
Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Bloomberg Radio’s Sound On to discuss rising inflation, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, and the Biden Administration’s use of financial regulation to advance a social agenda on climate change.
December 1, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) along with Reps. Kevin Hern (OK-01), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Michael Regan, urging him to extend the public comment period by 60-days for the EPA’s proposed rule to directly regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
November 23, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s decision to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve:
November 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376- the Build Back Better Act:
November 15, 2021 In The News
President Joe Biden touted an ambitious climate change agenda at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, replete with new mandates and requirements. But the President’s climate agenda has so far failed to make its way through Congress. Unable to achieve legislative success, the President is poised to use his authority to make financial regulators the primary conduit for achieving the Administration’s climate goals. This might impress the financial regulators of the European Union and England, but should be worrying to the United States.
November 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal to regulate methane emissions:
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: