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Senate Energy Committee members call for reports on U.S. crude oil exportation ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate energy committee leaders on Friday asked the Department of Energy to prepare reports examining issues relating to the country’s ban on exporting crude amid record oil and gas production. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska asked Adam Sieminski, head…

Oil industry’s US-Libya business group sees website go dark amid violent uprising

The website of the US-Libya Business Association (USLBA) was down on Monday as protests in the Arab nation targeting leader Muammar al-Gaddafi’s 41-year regime dramatically intensified. USLBA, incorporated in 2005, describes itself as “the only U.S. trade association focusing on the United States and Libya,” and has organized policy conferences…