Producers for American Crude Oil Exports (PACE) was formed in October 2014 to lift the 1975 ban on crude oil exports from United States – an outdated policy in a new era of U.S. energy abundance. To accomplish this goal, PACE was committed to sharing factual information with policymakers and the public about the substantial consumer, employment, national security and economic benefits associated with allowing U.S. crude oil producers the ability to sell crude oil to allies and trading partners.

On December 18, 2015, the U.S. Congress lifted the ban as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016. President Obama signed this legislation into law on December 18 and the U.S. Department of Commerce issued formal guidance on December 22 that stated a “license is no longer required to export crude oil” from the United States of America.

This website and the related social media channels will remain accessible to the public for reference purposes only. No new information will be added to this website now that the ban on U.S. crude oil exports has been repealed and the campaign has come to an end.

PACE membership included the following exploration and production companies:

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Apache Corporation
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Concho Resources, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Company Devon Energy Corporation
Encana Corporation EOG Resources, Inc.
EP Energy Corporation Hess Corporation
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. Marathon Oil Corporation
Noble Energy, Inc. Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Pioneer Natural Resources Company WPX Energy, Inc.