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Democrats Among Lawmakers Asking Biden Not to Ban Oil Exports

  • Banning crude oil exports would raise gas prices, they write
  • Export ban said no longer under consideration by White House
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

The Biden administration shouldn’t ban the export of crude oil, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers said in a letter to Biden.

Re-instating the ban on the export of domestic crude oil, which was lifted in 2015, was among the options the White House was considering as it sought ways to address gasoline prices that had been hovering around a seven-year high and have set off political alarm bells at the White House.