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Could US crude oil export policy be Keystoned?

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Listen: Could US crude oil export policy be Keystoned?

The debate over US crude oil exports has been rife with policy-focused arguments on supply and demand fundamentals, but could a Republican bill and recent White House opposition turn the issue as just another piece of political theater? Are crude oil exports at risk of becoming the next Keystone XL issue? Could a possible export policy shift get swallowed up by partisan bickering and hollow debate?

On this week's Capitol Crude, Platts senior editors Brian Scheid and Herman Wang look at the risks of this policy issue becoming a meaningless spectacle.

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