March 13 2020 4:56pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Trump says he’s ordered Strategic Petroleum Reserve filled ‘right to the top’

Speaking to reporters at the White House Friday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump said he has instructed his Secretary of Energy to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which stores fuel for emergency use. Trump says “we’re going to fill it right up to the top” and the move would save American taxpayers and help the oil industry. Trump made the announcements during a White House press conference on Friday.

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