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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), released the following statement on President Biden’s plan to release up to 15 million more barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was built for a national energy crisis – not for a Democrat election crisis,” said Barrasso. “Joe Biden is draining our emergency oil supply to a 40 year low. His dismal approval rating is not a justifiable reason to continue to raid our nation’s oil reserves. The surest way to bring down energy prices is to unleash American energy production.”

Background Information:

On September 27, 2022, Barrasso wrote an op-ed in National Review on Biden’s political abuse of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.