UNITED STATES-MEXICO TRANSBOUNDARY HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS
(Senate - October 12, 2013)

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       UNITED STATES-MEXICO TRANSBOUNDARY HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Energy Committee 
be discharged from further consideration of S. 812 and the Senate 
proceed to its consideration.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk 
will report the bill by title.
  The bill clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 812) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
     to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United 
     States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning 
     Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent the bill be read a third time and 
passed and the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, with no 
intervening action or debate.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill (S. 812) was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, 
was read the third time and passed, as follows:

                                 S. 812

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND 
                   THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES CONCERNING 
                   TRANSBOUNDARY HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS IN THE 
                   GULF OF MEXICO.

       The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to take actions 
     necessary to implement the terms of the Agreement between the 
     United States of America and the United Mexican States 
     Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf 
     of Mexico, which is hereby approved, including--
       (1) to approve unitization agreements and related 
     arrangements for the exploration of, and development or 
     production of oil or gas from, transboundary reservoirs and 
     geological structures;
       (2) to disclose as necessary under the Agreement 
     information related to the exploration, development, and 
     production of a transboundary reservoir or geological 
     structure that may be considered confidential, privileged, or 
     proprietary information under law; and
       (3) to accept and take action not inconsistent with an 
     expert determination under the Agreement.

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