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The leader of the American Petroleum Institute said there are about two dozen pathways to getting the country's ban on exporting crude oil lifted this year, but wouldn't say what they are.

Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the trade group, said Wednesday that momentum is building around lifting the oil export ban, particularly after the House voted to do so last week.

However, the White House has signaled that President Obama would likely veto legislation lifting the ban, and there is not enough bipartisan support in the House or Senate to make a straight bill veto proof.

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