"Secret Trade Doc Calls For More Exports Of U.S. Oil And Gas To Europe"

"WASHINGTON -- The European Union is making its desire to import more oil and natural gas from the United States very clear in the course of discussions over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal, according to a new leaked document.

The document, which The Washington Post first reported on Tuesday morning, shows the EU pressuring the U.S. to lift its ban on crude oil exports and make it easier to export natural gas to Europe.

It's similar to another leaked paper The Huffington Post covered earlier this year. The previous paper dates back to September 2013; this new one is from May 27. When asked by The Washington Post about the new document, the U.S. Trade Representative declined to comment and the Council of the European Union did not respond."

Kate Sheppard reports for the Huffington Post July 8, 2014.

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