Expert: White House likely to lift oil export ban

Fuel Fix: The White House “will favor” lifting the nation’s 40-year-old ban on exporting oil, a leading energy expert said Wednesday at a symposium in San Antonio.

Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, said she expects the administration to lift the ban on oil exports as a way to shield itself from criticism as it delays making a decision on the Keystone pipeline.

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