Murkowski: Energy Vital to National Security

Chairman Highlights Reports on Iraq, ISIS, Instability Ahead of Thursday’s Hearing

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today highlighted three reports produced during the past year by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources majority staff on the growing volatility in Iraq, the rise of ISIS and its black market oil sales, and the relationship between global petroleum outages and instability. 

“Understanding what’s happening when it comes to the links between terrorism and the sale of oil into the world market will inform our own policies as we seek to ensure that America and our allies have access to secure and abundant supplies of energy,” said Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

The reports are available under the documents section of the energy committee’s website and directly through the links below.

Oil Production Outages and Strategic Warning
A Dark Pool in the Mideast: The Problem of ISIS Oil Sales
Iraq through the Lens of Energy

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Dec. 10 to examine the relationship between terrorism and global oil markets and whether terrorist groups pose an economic threat to the United States.