The Trump administration has signaled it is ready to take steps to help the Midwestern auction pipeline that was the source of the largest U.S. gas and oil export disaster.
The move comes as the Obama administration, with the support of the Senate, is pushing to expand the pipeline, which is in the middle of the busiest period in the pipeline’s history.
The Senate is also considering expanding the pipeline.
The pipeline is the biggest single source of new U.T.O. exports from the United States, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.
The U.K.-based International Energy Management Agency estimated the pipeline generated more than 40,000 U.M.O., or U.U.O.’s.
O’s are used to store crude oil and gas, and they are used in pipelines to transport oil and natural gas.
The IEA said in January that it expected U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to call on all countries to ensure that new pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico do not open up to illegal activity.
The White House has previously called for the pipeline to be expanded.
A report from The Hill said the administration could move to increase exports through new ports, refineries, pipelines and other infrastructure that would provide more options for U.B.P. producers.
The report cited the United Kingdom’s decision to expand its capacity to export oil from the U.H.O.-owned Liddell LNG terminal at the site of the terminal to a pipeline that would allow it to bypass the U-Boat channel to bring oil to the US. from other ports.
The UK also is exploring a possible new terminal at its Liddford refinery.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the IEA report on Friday.