Other federal departments and agencies will need to be brought into the process of implementing recommendations outlined in the initial Quadrennial Energy Review, US Sec. of Energy Ernest G. Moniz told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  “A few years ago, as we were contemplating this, we met with many members of Congress who were interested in this QER because it would bring many parts of many agencies together to take a comprehensive look,” he said. “Now that we have what I hope can be a roadmap, I want to engage in discussions with those agencies and both chambers of Congress on ways we can move forward.”  Responding to Ranking Minority Member Maria E. Cantwell’s (D-Wash.) question regarding issues raised by the growth of crude oil shipments by rail, Moniz said the problem of agricultural products being displaced deserves more attention. US Sec. of Transportation Anthony Foxx also is interested in a cooperative study with DOE of crude oil’s volatility during rail, truck, and marine transportation, he added.

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