Good news for oil companies across the US and the basin, the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports has been lifted.
It was all part of the spending bill passed by the senate today.
It's a big win for republicans and the oil industry who have been fighting to lift the ban for nearly two years. The ban was put in place after the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s, after congress became concerned about US dependence on imported oil.
Supporters of lifting the ban say it will increase US oil security and give the country and it's allies an alternative source of crude. Drillers say it's an important victory at a time when oil production is facing uncertainty. Opponents said lifting the ban would harm the environment.