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U.S. House panel passes bill to repeal oil export ban

WASHINGTON – A bill to repeal the U.S. ban on oil exports gained momentum on Thursday, when it passed a House of Representatives subcommittee, an intial step to overturn the 40-year-old trade restriction in the full chamber. The House Energy and Power subcommittee passed the bill by a voice vote. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas, ...

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What could save the boom? Energy leaders call for crude exports

With prices low and production high, businesses are pushing with new vigor in efforts to lift the ban America has over exporting crude petroleum. Most recently, ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday on the matter. According to a news release from ConocoPhillips, Lance delivered his speech, “American Energy: Keeping the Momentum Going,” ...

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Cramer appointed to Energy and Commerce Committee

Kevin Cramer

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the upcoming 114th Congress. The committee has a broad jurisdiction. It is responsible for the nation’s telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Cramer says “the biggest issues” ...

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