The Trump administration’s plan to buy up to $3 billion of US crude oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve remains a bone of contention holding up Congress’ economic aid package, with the possibility mounting that it could get cut for now to break the impasse. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now House Democrats late Monday offered a new stimulus proposal that would scrap the SPR purchases, remove up to $450 billion in loans and loan guarantees that could potentially go to the energy sector, and only grant financial relief to airlines if they commit to sharp emissions reductions. The Democrats’ plan is being seen as a messaging bill while […]