Defending the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Defending the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Sen. Murkowski has long cautioned against calls to sell crude oil from the reserve to pay for unrelated legislative initiatives. She has also pointed out that the reserve is in need of roughly $2 billion in repairs and upgrades in pipelines and other distribution infrastructure needed to ensure that oil can be transported where and when it is needed. 
  • Depleting the Reserve: The Cumulative Impact of SPR Sales and Other Considerations - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released a report on the importance of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and detailing the potential impacts of selling oil from the reserve to pay for unrelated legislative initiatives. 12 01 2015 FINAL SPR cumulative report.pdf (322.5 KBs)
  • A Turbulent World: In Defense of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - In this report, Sen. Murkowski reiterates her opposition to selling off 101 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to pay for unrelated legislative proposals by highlighting the stockpile’s importance to the United State’s energy security. 7 27 15 SPR Defense Report.pdf (590.5 KBs)