Murkowski Wants US Crude Oil Export Ban Lifted

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 3:47 PM EST) -- The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday called for the U.S. to end a decades-long ban on crude oil exports, saying that it’s no longer in the national interest given the recent boom in domestic oil production.

Speaking at an event at the Brookings Institution, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said the ban on most exports of U.S. crude, in place since the passage of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, threatens to disrupt a growing supply...
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