President to visit Houston to announce orders to speed permitting of pipeline projects

Houston is to get a visit Wednesday from President Donald Trump where he plans to announce executive orders aimed at speeding up pipeline projects and expanding oil and natural gas production.

Details of the orders have not been revealed but one senior officials has been quoted as saying the orders will streamline permitting and help energy companies to “avoid unnecessary red tape.”

“American families and businesses in states with energy restrictions will be able to access affordable and reliable domestic energy resources,” the official said.

The president is scheduled to appear at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, a union-run training facility spread over 265 acres. There he is expected to speak about how he plans to aid the United States’ booming domestic oil and gas production and further shift away from foreign imports.


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