Outdated Crude Export Ban

Outdated export regulations for crude oil dating to the Reagan administration of the 1980's allow the U.S. to ship crude to Canadian refineries, but not where it would be more sense to Europe or Latin America. At the same time record volumes of Canadian crude are shipped to the U.S.   In a more bizarre twist, "crude is even shipped past U.S. refineries on the East Coast that want to take it and on up north because of the antiquated restrictions on coastwise trade within the United States imposed by the Jones Act." The situation makes a "complete mockery of the remaining restrictions on crude oil exports to the rest of the world."