Actually, I think that something is about to give WRT oil exports. All of OPEC is losing money and the majority of them have already gone through their main savings and are now losing their back-up savings (i.e. gold, American T-bills, etc). Saudi Arabia would love to force American production out of business, but that is not going to happen. But, they want to increase the price, just like the rest of the OPEC does, while at the same time, not losing any % of market place. THe only way to have price increase is to have all producers esp. Russia cut their production. Russia is fighting that, but, with their now being involved in a 2 front war, they will likely be willing to cut production so as to increase their total dollars.