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Texas Energy Regulator Urges Russian Oil Ban, More U.S. Output

The chairman of Texas’s energy regulator has added to calls on President Joe Biden to ban imports of Russian oil and support a ramp up of U.S. production.

“Internationally, countries and companies are divesting and boycotting from Putin’s Russia and looking to source locally and from allies,” the Railroad Commission of Texas’s Wayne Christian said in a letter to Biden on Friday. “The U.S. shouldn’t be any different. We can and should be self-reliant -- let’s source and buy American.”