Barrasso Statement on President Biden’s Decision to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), issued the following statement in response to President Biden announcing another release from nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

“Releasing more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve doesn’t produce one more barrel of American oil,” said Barrasso. “President Biden simply refuses to do the one thing that will actually make a difference for American families and our allies: produce more domestic energy. His administration has spent the last 14 months making it more difficult to produce and move American oil and natural gas. He needs to reverse course.”