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Lifting the 40-Year Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports: Background and Current Status

Lifting the ban on crude oil exports is merely a legal step and does not mean that, if taken, exports will automatically take place. In fact, they might not take place at all for some time or start at modest levels. There will be some complex questions to consider before engaging in large scale exports of crude oil. Continue reading

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Making Good News Better: American Oil & the Outer Continental Shelf

October brought some very good news to American energy consumers. The numbers are wonderful, almost breathtaking. We’ve defeated the fashionably Malthusian theories of “peak oil” and the supposed “finiteness” of fossil fuels in a market economy. But there’s other news that we haven’t really heard – and federal policies that we’ve not pursued – that could make a more noticeable dent in heating bills and prices at the pump.

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