Exclusive: U.S. considering options if oil export ban challenged – sources

A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC's transloading facility in Ft. LaramieBy Timothy Gardner and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources said. Officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the National Security Council have each held internal talks about potential free-trade challenges from South Korea and NATO allies, two sources familiar with the matter said. …

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