Reuters

U.S. to sell 32 million bbls from 4 sites as part of strategic sale

The United States will sell 32 million barrels of crude from four Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sites to be delivered between late-December and April 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) said as it auctions oil to try to lower global prices. International oil prices have held above $80 a barrel even after U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Tuesday it will release millions of barrels of oil from strategic reserves https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/us-set-unveil-emergency-oil-release-bid-fight-high-prices-2021-11-23 in coordination with Britain, China, India, South Korea and Japan. However, traders said they expected the sale of SPR oil, which is mainly blended sour, or high-sulphur, crude, will depress the value of U.S. sour crude grades, such as Mars and Southern Green Canyon, and benefit buyers in Asia, which processes mainly high-sulphur oil.

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