The export ban is a form of resource nationalism that undermines our fundamental commitment to efficient markets, affecting our ability to promote free and fair trade.
Congress should not shy away from dusting off their negotiating skills to move some energy and environmental provisions over the finish line.
The swap deal with Mexico demonstrates that the administration has a grasp on the compelling need to relieve some of the downward pressure on oil production.
An increase of American crude oil in the global marketplace likely diminishes the influence of other exporting nations by weakening their market share.
More U.S. crude oil on the global market would increase global supply, impacting the price of internationally traded gasoline and ultimately the U.S. consumer.
Lifting the crude oil export ban will eliminate a counterproductive market barrier, strengthen our economy and put downward pressure on gasoline prices.
If negotiators are now prepared to allow for greater exports of Iranian energy resources, should the self-imposed ban on American crude oil remain in place?