4 decades later, the U.S. prepares to lift crude oil export ban
The United States Senate has passed a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the U.S. government up and running today. Included in the bill are several provisions concerning energy, one of which will be an end to the more than 40-year old crude oil export ban. The bill still needs to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Obama, both of which are expected to happen.

President Obama has previously said that he opposes a lifting of the crude oil export...

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