An aerial view of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage in Freeport, Texas. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP
An aerial view of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage in Freeport, Texas. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP

US House bans emergency oil sales to Chinese Communist Party-linked entities in rebuke to Biden policy

  • Republicans argue the American leader’s decision last year to release 180 million barrels from the national reserve hurt energy security
  • Bill next goes to Democratic-controlled Senate, where passage is expected to be difficult amid criticism the legislation achieves little

An aerial view of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage in Freeport, Texas. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP
An aerial view of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage in Freeport, Texas. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP
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