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Iranian crude could pinch U.S. producers without export freedom, paper warns

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The paper notes the “great geopolitical irony” that “lifting sanctions will boost Iranian oil exports at a time when federal law and regulations generally prohibit American oil exports.”
President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan)

Obama knows crude export ban is “bad economics,” North Dakota senator says

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., suggested that momentum is building on Capitol Hill and within the Obama administration for liberalizing the longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during the opening panel discussion of IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Murkowski releases road map for countries to seek U.S. crude exports

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The study is being released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as the Senate nears a possible vote — as early as Tuesday afternoon — on a measure that would express the sense of Congress that the president should use existing crude and gas export authorities to aide U.S. allies and partners.
An oil tanker, right, cruises past a new liquefied natural gas tanker at the Cheniere terminal in Cameron Parish, La. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Key House Republican backs oil export debate

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It’s time for Congress to consider revising the decades-old ban on crude exports, said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Coastal states launch new bid for offshore drilling dollars

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Senators from Texas, Alaska and other coastal states have launched a fresh campaign to siphon off more of the revenue that flows to the federal government from offshore drilling.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, smiles as she speaks about Keystone XL, accompanied by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senators campaign to end ban on crude oil exports

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Senators unveiled legislation to end the longstanding ban on U.S. oil exports, with hopes to put domestic crude on the same legal footing as gasoline, diesel and other refined petroleum products.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 29, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

As Japanese prime minister visits D.C., will U.S. allies seek American crude?

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already asked for U.S. natural gas supplies to help power his country. Some oil export advocates suggest he and other U.S. allies could soon make similar appeals on oil.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during the opening panel discussion of IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Murkowski pushes to lift oil export ban as part of Iran nuclear bill

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is pushing a plan to lift the crude export ban in her latest bid to tie the oil export debate to the Iran nuclear deal.
Ernest Moniz Sec. of Energy United States during the IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Energy chief sees no ‘compelling’ case for oil exports yet

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The oil industry hasn’t made “an overly compelling argument” for crude exports, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the IHS Energy CERA Week conference in Houston on April 20, 2015. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: U.S. crude export ban is a sanction against ourselves, Murkowski says

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“We shouldn’t lift sanctions on Iranian oil while we are keeping sanctions on American oil,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski told energy executives at IHS Energy CERAWeek. “It makes no sense.”