The Senate’s GOP leadership is urging President Obama not to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and instead preserve the option for a “truly rainy day.”

A letter to Obama Monday from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and six other Republicans arrives after the White House has said in recent weeks that a release is an option. “We are concerned by recent reports that you are contemplating a release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in response to record gasoline prices,” the letter states.