A senior U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) official told members of a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel that the Biden administration is not weighing banning exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or crude oil to counter rising energy costs.


During an Energy Subcommittee hearing this week on House Resolution (HR) 6084, the Energy Products Reliability Act, DOE Deputy Secretary David M. Turk said “an export ban, either on the LNG side or on the oil, is not something that we’re currently discussing and undertaking.”

Turk’s statement followed repeated questions by Republican subcommittee members about whether the administration is considering such actions. 

HR 6084 would direct FERC “to create a new, stakeholder-driven entity responsible for developing energy...