Biden OKs release of 1 million barrels of oil a day from reserve, calls for supply boost

With gas prices almost $1 per gallon higher than at start of the year, U.S. president urges Congress to pressure oil companies to produce more

By: - March 31, 2022 2:34 pm
Joe Biden gives the State of the Union address

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to deliver the State of the Union address as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) look on during a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House Chamber on March 1, 2022, in Washington, D.C. During his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden spoke on his administration’s efforts to lead a global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, efforts to curb inflation and efforts to bring the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.