ANKARA

The U.S. government will award nine oil producing firms in the country a total of 23 million barrels of oil storage capacity, Energy Minister Dan Brouillette announced via Twitter on Tuesday.

Under orders of President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Energy will start negotiating the awarding of contracts to nine U.S. oil producers to store their crude oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR), Brouillette said.

“Most of these deliveries will be received in May and June 2020, with possible early deliveries in April,” he wrote.

“Making storage available in our SPR is an important step towards providing

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