Whiplash: U.S. to Buy 3 Million Barrels of Oil at $80 a Barrel After Just Selling 12 Million


In April 2023 a net release of 7.5 million barrels of oil was released with 4.1 scheduled on May 23 of our oil reserve. Now Granholm says that we “intend” to start to replenish our supply. Just where are we going to buy this oil from? Iran? Looks like a Ponzi scheme to me. It is for sour crude. In the graph below the tale is told.

Just this past February I posted:

Joker in the White House Sells More of U.S. Oil Reserve

Whiplash.... Biden talks to oil companies about buying oil for $70 buckeroos a barrel to refill reserve, at same time selling the oil reserves for around $80. After saying he had stopped selling oil.  At a time when the winds of war rattle around the world.

Five weeks after the US stopped draining oil from the Strategic Midterm Petroleum Reserve, which helped push gasoline prices sharply higher in January.. Biden sells again.

According to Bloomberg sources, the congressionally mandated sale will amount to 26 million barrels of crude, and is “in accordance with a budget mandate enacted in 2015 for the current fiscal year”, said a spokesperson for the Department of Energy.

Just where is all this profit from the oil sales going?  The Joker versus Biden…. the jokes on us. Total madness.



“DOE is committed to executing an SPR replenishment strategy that provides the best deal for taxpayers— aiming to repurchase crude at a lower price than the average of about $95 per barrel it was sold for in 2022, while strengthening energy security by providing certainty to the industry in a way that helps encourage near-term supply. DOE intends to purchase more oil later this year.”

From Bunks pot of past gold

Biden Truth: Shipping U.S. Oil Reserve to Asia Since 2021

The first time Biden released our oil reserve last fall it made its way to Asia. Now we learn that this batch is headed to..drum roll please… Europe. These releases were suppose to bring the price of oil down here. Forget that the purpose of the oil reserve was for emergencies. Just where does the money received from these sales go Mr. Joe? Just thought I would ask. It is being sold as reducing our cost. First the update and then a trip down memory lane:


Recall, Joe Biden wanted to fill the Strategic Reserves with $80 per barrel oil. Just three years ago the Democrats blocked President Trump from filling the Strategic Oil Reserves at $24 per barrel.


On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will purchase up to 3 million barrels of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) after the Biden regime aggressively drained the US stockpile.

A record-breaking 180 million barrels were released from the SPR by the Biden regime. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the SPR held about 638 million barrels of oil when Biden took office in January 2021. It has dropped to its lowest level since October 1983 today, at 362 million barrels.

“Today’s announcement advances the President’s replenishment strategy following his historic release from the SPR to address the significant global supply disruption caused by Putin’s war on Ukraine and provide a wartime bridge for domestic production to increase,” according to DOE’s news release. Now that is a lie.

Biden announced he was going to open the US oil reserves in 2021 even before the Ukraine-Russia war, in an effort to lower gas prices ahead of the holiday season.

Chuckle time from the State of the Union.



Reuters reported:

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm had signaled to lawmakers late last week that her department could start repurchasing oil for the stockpile soon, after a record sale last year during a spike in prices that pushed the level of the reserve to the lowest since 1983.

The new purchase would be for sour crude oil delivered to the Big Hill SPR site in Texas sometime during the month of August, according to the announcement.


SPR Quick Facts 

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a U.S. Government complex of four sites with deep underground storage caverns created in salt domes along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts.DIR


To add to the mayhem I add this factoid. From Fact Sheet: Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Congressionally mandated drawdowns are required by law and require the SPR to sell crude oil in a competitive auction to the highest bidder. Funds from Congressionally mandated sales either go to the Treasury to help fund other government programs or to the SPR Modernization Program to repair aging equipment. Once the crude oil is sold from a mandated sale, the SPR does not replenish the oil sold. Additional In 2015, the crude oil export ban was lifted, allowing the United States to export crude oil and refined products— this means that the SPR cannot dictate whether or not companies export crude oil received from the reserve. U.S. companies are permitted to place bids on SPR crude oil, DOE cannot dictate what selected bidders will do with the SPR crude oil after delivery. Since oil is a commodity traded on the global market, the release of SPR crude oil can have an effect on overall crude oil prices. It is estimated a vast majority is used domestically. Further SPR sales provisions are available here. For more information on the SPR, visit the Office of Petroleum Reserves website. For more information on the SPR please visit Infographic: Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The man says it all.


Sure Joe.

The best of the swamp.

20 Responses to “Whiplash: U.S. to Buy 3 Million Barrels of Oil at $80 a Barrel After Just Selling 12 Million”

  1. Mustang Says:

    That’s what so great about ‘Merica … it’s a country that really cares about its people.

    I could be a comedian!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. geeez2014 Says:

    Just another part of THE BIDEN PLAN………to destroy us completely.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I think so too. I caught this in April when looking at an old post… I wondered what happened in April with such a drawdown when he said he had stopped. Now this..what next.

      Liked by 3 people

      • geeez2014 Says:

        Honestly, Bunkerville…I am starting to believe that the “what next?”s are going to start turning people OFF THE LEFT. I know that sounds optimistic (to say the least) but how much can people TAKE? The crime (while mayors insist it isn’t bad!), the costs at the store and gas station, the amount of hospitals and schools which will be destroyed by illegals (wait for it), the amount of Hispanics HATING this illegal onslaught is growing from what I hear on talk radio, the possibility of more covid or SOMETHING, or TERRORISM, in this onslaught, drug deaths, the fact that the DoJ called off the hounds from the laptop fiasco! (I’m still stunned)…if more Americans knew these things I’ve mentioned and MORE, I’m thinking they’d start asking questions…maybe only in their minds, but those minds vote! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • geeez2014 Says:

        And let me just add WAIT TILL REPARATIONS HIT…and they will; they’re now on it in Congress.

        Liked by 1 person

      • geeez2014 Says:

        JUST WRITTEN TO ME AT FACEBOOK ON A CONSERVATIVE SITE: “…they (Hispanics) are furious in Texas. My husband works with a bunch of them in the oil field and they are all mad and said they would vote Republican for the rest of their lives!!” Music to the ears.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Z.. hang on to your seat… we are in for a rough ride.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Baysider Says:

    The quote in Free Beacon’s post is unbelievable! Who the hell is he talking to that he thinks it’s anything but laughable? Is this why schools don’t develop critical (in the classic sense) thinking skills? We are NEVER called ‘ugly’ for our strength, Joe. That comes from genuine cultural insensitivity (not the kind manufactured in universities) and various pugnacious attitudes of throwing ones weight around. You don’t need strength to do that. It’s too long, but I could post a personal example. However, when you have power, it sure makes you more visible when you do.

    For that matter, the first premise is wrong, too. Israel, India, China, Japan, Britain all leap to mind as nations that came out of crises stronger, without even putting on my thinking cap. I can go back to ancient empires from China through the Steppes, the Turks, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Mongols. Man, what an ignoramus.

    But the cunning ol’ fox knows how to get his cut! Such a weasel.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      He revealed it all though it was easy to miss…we are hated because we do well… sure thats why billions of people would give their eye teeth to have been born here.. So to be not hated, in his mind we need to concede our strength and economy. A sick puppy

      Liked by 1 person

  4. The Night Wind Says:

    This is how bureaucracies function. We’re talking here about a system where companies like Tyson Foods are subsidized out of a fund designed to support family farms not to produce food; and when eggs are $8/dozen, they subsidize ‘minority-owned’ small businesses to produce egg substitutes.

    Not to say that Corporate bureaucracies are much better. Bud Light’s decided that the way to reverse plummeting sales is to change the color of the beer can.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Silverfiddle Says:

    This is why people like Biden go into politics. They are too dumb to survive in the private sector.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. peter3nj Says:

    If we understand correctly our country will become stronger by weakening ourselves whether in matters of oil or dissolving our borders. Sounds like the couple who declare their marriage will become stronger if they swing. With the swing (the other swing) vote crossing the border each and every day since 1/21/21 and continuing unabated till Election Day the fat lady has already sung; something even the rabid racist anti-American MAGA vote cannot neutralize.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. markone1blog Says:

    Between this and not negotiating on the credit limit, he is trying to bankrupt us.

    Liked by 3 people

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