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MONIZ: Energy secretary calls rules antiquated (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Oil CEOs ask Obama administration to lift export ban

WASHINGTON – About a dozen U.S. drilling executives, including ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance, were in Washington last week trying to persuade White House officials and lawmakers to lift the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports, according to two people familiar with the meetings.