The administration is looking for oil to refill the Big Hill strategic reserve site in Texas.
The Energy Department, in a statement, also said that it also plans to buy more oil at an unspecified date later this year.
The announcement comes after the administration drew down a significant portion of its spare oil last year amid price spikes caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Biden administration announced last March it would release 1 million barrels a day over the following six months — for a total 180 million barrel draw down.
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