We can expect a similar result if the U.S. opts to export oil. Meanwhile, at least nine European nations are seeking to support the U.S. oil and gas lobby to pressure the federal government into exporting natural gas, as well.
It's understandable that foreign manufacturers would like access to cheap U.S. fuel to help them undercut American steel, cars and chemicals products. But nothing about that is good for the average U.S. worker or company. Let's keep our oil and gas on American soil, in the American economy.