Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end. As Washington mulls reversing the ban amid a drilling boom that has swamped the U.S. Gulf Coast in oil, Texan lawmakers are already preparing for the prospect of crude oil exports from the state’s major ports, and assessing what it means for constituents. …

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