Removing the nation’s oil export ban should help Louisiana in the long run, but the short term impact isn’t clear

The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge chemical plant is part of the petrochemical complex.

(Photo by Tim Mueller) When Congress voted last month to lift the country’s 40-year-old oil export ban, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Metairie—who leveraged his power as House majority whip to help …

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