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  • PETROLEUM EXPORTS
  • ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • RENEWABLE FUELS
Winning Issue » PETROLEUM EXPORTS


As a result of lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting American crude oil in 2015, historic amounts of U.S. oil are now being exported to foreign nations – to the detriment of American consumers. U.S. crude oil exports reached more than three million barrels per day in June 2019, even as the U.S. was importing nearly one million barrels of crude oil and petroleum products per day on a net basis. Advocates claim it makes no sense to deploy our military to Saudi Arabia to protect their oil, while we continue to export our own oil overseas. They say the oil industry is selling U.S. oil to the highest foreign bidder even as we import millions of barrels of oil every day from nations around the world in unstable regions. Industry critics claim the repeal of the oil export ban wasn’t about helping consumers at the pump, it was only about pumping up Big Oil’s profits. They say America shouldn’t be both importing and exporting millions of barrels of oil a day, costing consumers more to fill their gas tank, and wasting precious resources and time while furthering America’s dependence on oil.

Pending Legislation: S.1415 - BAN Oil Exports Act
Sponsor: Sen. Edward Markey (MA)
Status: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Chair: Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current petroleum export policy, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support amending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support amending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
November 22, 2021
Pledge Period - Closing Date
November 28, 2021
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November 29, 2021


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