I know expecting consistency in anyone, particularly politicians is unreasonable.
President Obama, December 9, 2010
Recognizing that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, President Obama has worked to create jobs at home by expanding exports of U.S. goods and services abroad. Under the National Export Initiative (NEI) that he launched in January 2010, the President set the ambitious goal of doubling U.S. exports while supporting millions of new jobs over five years.
Statement of Administration Policy October 7, 2015
The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 702, which would remove restrictions on the export of crude oil.
I think when energy is the topic of discussion normally rational people suddenly become irrational and inconsistent.