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White House Eyes Expanding Northeast Diesel Reserve on Supply Crunch

  • East Coast faces supply shortages of both gasoline and diesel
  • Administration wants to shore up supplies going into winter
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg 

The Biden administration is considering ways to expand a little-used emergency fuel reserve in New England as the East Coast grapples with shortages of both gasoline and diesel, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Officials are concerned the 1 million-barrel reserve won’t be enough to counter a severe disruption this winter and are considering numerous options to bolster supplies, according to the people, who weren’t authorized to discuss internal White House deliberations on the record.