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Live Event: Impacts of the Crude Oil Exports Ban

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 15, 2015

Join us Tuesday morning for a live event from Washington, D.C., that will explore the impacts of America’s crude oil exports ban on our economy, national security, foreign policy, the environment, consumers and more.

The event, hosted by National Journal and sponsored by API, is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. API President and CEO Jack Gerard will introduce the event, followed by remarks from U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, both of North Dakota, and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. You can watch the event online here:

This event could hardly be more timely. Last week a House subcommittee advanced legislation that would lift the United States’ four-decades-old ban on crude oil exports. Similar legislation also is under consideration in the Senate.

Earlier this month the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report that said lifting the exports ban would spur domestic crude production without negatively impacting consumers – joining a series of previous studies in establishing the benefits of exporting U.S. crude in terms of trade, economic growth, oil production, U.S. security and foreign policy.

The discussion also comes as Iran draws nearer to resuming exports to global crude markets – underscoring the anti-competitive nature of America’s self-imposed exports ban.

Join us for an informative, stimulating discussion. You can participate in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #NJEnergy.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.