ICYMI: According to a new poll, conducted by FTI Consulting for Producers for American Crude Oil Exports (PACE), showing that a majority of Americans (69% to 25%) support “Allowing American oil producers to sell crude oil to customers in countries who are trading partners.” This poll also shows that 76% Americans believe that “Allowing American oil producers to sell crude oil to customers in countries who are trading partners” would have a positive impact on America’s economy. One other aspect of the poll that I want to highlight is that the majority of Americans surveyed in this poll recognize that energy production has increased over the past few years.
Sen. Murkowski has long advocated for the end of America’s ban on crude oil exports that has been in place for over 40 years. In the 1970’s in reaction to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries oil embargo, Congress took action to ban American crude oil exports. Over the past 40 years, the American energy landscape has changed dramatically. Right now, American energy production is at an all-time high on state and private lands due to advances in technology that have allowed access to domestic sources of energy. Lifting America’s ban on crude oil exports would ensure that this boom in American energy production continues for generations.