OIL AND GAS: Some refiners oppose lifting crude export ban Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 A group of oil refiners is rallying against calls for the United States to lift its 1970s-era ban on crude oil exports. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.