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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.

Actions Overview (1)

07/16/2018Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

07/16/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 07/16/2018
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 07/16/2018
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 07/16/2018

Committees (1)

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Senate Judiciary07/16/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/16/2018)

No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2018 or NOPEC

This bill amends the Sherman Act to prohibit a foreign state from engaging in collective action impacting the market, supply, price or distribution of oil, natural gas, or other petroleum product in the U.S. Specifically, a foreign state is prohibited from:

  • collective action that limits the production or distribution of such product,
  • collective action to set or maintain the price of such product, or
  • any other action that restrains trade of such product.

Sovereign immunity (i.e., a foreign state's immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts) and the act of state doctrine (i.e., the prohibition of a court invalidating an official act of a foreign sovereign performed within its own territory) shall not apply to a foreign state's violation of this bill.