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Vox Pop Hour 2 : Obama Authorizes Release from US Oil Reserves : 06/23/11


Albany, NY – The Obama administration announced the largest ever release from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve today, which is expected to amount to half of a 60 million-barrel international infusion of oil funneled to the world market over the next month. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the release of oil from the strategic reserve is part of a response to dwindling oil supplies spurred by unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, and the impact of the loss of crude oil on the global economic recovery. It's the focus of this edition of Vox Pop, with WAMC's Ray Graf