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As Gas Prices Surge, U.S. Eyes Oil Reserve Release

Reuters --
The United States is considering a release of oil from its strategic reserves in an attempt to stem the surging price of gasoline, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told reporters on Tuesday.

No final decision has been made on releasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), Chu said, noting the reserves are intended to be used during times of oil supply disruptions.

The United States last tapped into its reserves in 2011 in coordination with other Western nations when Libya's oil production dropped because of war and prices surged, threatening the shaky global economy.

The Obama administration is now under pressure to release stocks again because tensions around Iran's nuclear program have propelled oil markets -- and the price of gasoline -- higher ahead of the 2012 pr


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 5:02:02 AM

it won't help long term.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:05:23 PM

good sound bites. politicians.
ssect8
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 2:48:16 PM

It didn't work the last time and it won't work the next time, we need to stop electing idiots to office.
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:11:01 AM

Go slow on releasing the reserves...s
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:49:31 AM

Just say no
335d1
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:06:49 AM

No relief at the pump.
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 3:19:29 AM

The last time it was released, they sold it on the oil market and there was NO relief at the pump. Save the SPR for the reason it was put into place for – In Case of Emergency, ICE.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
dongo50
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:07:19 PM

politics
jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:05:38 PM

Just more hYpe and change!

Nobama2012!
LuvEd08
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:05:02 PM

When the reserves are gone, we'll *really* be at the mercy of others..
BCM1
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:04:47 PM

why there is plenty of oil
danreino
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:01:43 PM

Stop, collaborate, and listen.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:00:57 PM

It is for emergency use and is small enough that it won't impact the price
PAborn54
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:00:27 PM

Why release the reserve - we're not short on gas we're short on decent prices at the pump
melvindale
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:00:18 PM

2 of these articles boil down to the same thing. So here's what I said over there:
Clinton's, Bush's and Obama's use of the SPR is directly against the reason the SPR exists. It is there so when a shortage exists (hey old-timers, remember gas lines in the early 70's?), the government and military can still run. That's right, its not to ease prices, and especially not for the use of the public. Clearly, all our recent presidents (last 20 years or so) do not believe a shortage can ever happen. Guess what, we depend much more on OPEC oil now than when they embargoed us in the 1970's. Oh, guess what else? Back in the 1970's Arabs liked the US, or at the worst were indifferent to us. So, really the SPR is more necessary than ever! But not for how its being used. I guess Richard Nixon knew something about being unpopular.
Throroughbred
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:55 PM

NO
Throroughbred
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:53 PM

NO
EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:30 PM

No reserves until necessary!
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:04 PM

Will see what happens.
OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:57:23 PM

Please get the prices down somehow.
min_fuel
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:56:35 PM

Not a emergency
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:55:12 PM

It is for emergency use and is small enough that it won't impact the price
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:54:31 PM

Really jessek,

why not????
Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:53:04 PM

Great post confetti!
jessek
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:50:51 PM

It didn't work before and it won't work now.
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:49:06 PM

SPR is for emergency and will not have an effect on gasoline prices.
Nippor
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:41:31 PM

@confetti: I agree!
tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:40:01 PM

I wouldn't trust anything said in an election year...they'll promise anything to get re elected...can't trust anything said much this year for sure
mgune9
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:37:48 PM

The only crisis here is election year - stay out of releasing the SPR stocks. We already know this isn't due to "supply and demand" - so any action here will not ease pump prices.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:37:25 PM

NO!
LegoVasavouchi
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:28:43 PM

Fascinating.
bettersight
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:28:37 PM

ok
boldrph
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:27:46 PM

not yet
skyking19
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:25:21 PM

We are exporting more fuel than we consume. We don't have enough reserve to shift the global supply to have any significant effect.
confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:25:01 PM

The politicians need to stop being so short-sighted. The reserves are for emergency use. They've had the same foolish attitude about the economy, borrowing and printing trillions of dollars, which is destroying the country. Living for the moment is going to come back to bite us.
LSU_TIGERS_dmb
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:24:11 PM

Obama has no clue
gasgo123
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:17:15 PM

Don't touch the reserves, we may really need it later if we dont' produce more at home.
LSU_TIGERS_dmb
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:16:15 PM

This shows the president has no clue
skb69sa
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:11:10 PM

Stop eyeing oil reserve. Its meant for emergency and its not an emergency now.
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:06:34 PM

Why? It won't lower prices.

How much is that politician in the window?
PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:02:25 PM

He's got a long road to Nov election, prices just starting to rise..
farn1958
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:02:15 PM

releasing oil from the(SPR) is a very bad idea.
John747
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:01:43 PM

You only release oil from the reserve in an emergency. And right now the only emergency is the possibility/probability that Obama will not be reelected. At least that's the democratic point of view.
JDisNo1
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:01:32 PM

hmmm.
theschmuck
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:00:10 PM

There are a lot of good opinions on this one and will close on that note.
MattieDale
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:59:38 PM

Not the answer. Just an election year ploy to get votes.
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:58:53 PM

This is not a good move at all
Pumpz
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:56:52 PM

Again, what is "OK" carman11?
Pumpz
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:56:22 PM

Yeah let's blow the military reserve for some temporary political points. Good "strategic" thinking.
carman11
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:55:47 PM

OK
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 9:54:52 PM

too little too late
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