U.S. won't change domestic energy laws for U.S.-EU trade deal -U.S. official

WASHINGTON, July 16 Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:44am EDT

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Trade Representative Michael Punke on Wednesday said the United States will not change its domestic energy laws as part of a trade deal with the European Union.

Asked if the United States would free up export restrictions in crude oil, Punke told reporters: "We will not be changing our domestic energy laws in the context of (the U.S.-EU trade deal)."

(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by Susan Heavey and Bill Trott)