The U.S. Department of Energy has withdrawn a solicitation for the purchase of 30 million barrels of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), citing a lack of certainty around congressional funding.

Officials from the DOE did not respond to a request for comment on March 25 but released an amendment to its solicitation saying that the request to buy oil was withdrawn.

“Should funding become secure for the planned purchases, the department will reissue the solicitation,” the department’s notice said. 

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