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.
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.
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