President Bush has said the 70,000 barrels of oil being diverted to the reserve is such a small amount that it does not affect energy markets.
U.S. Senate Halts Oil Reserve Shipments
5/13/2008 Washington D.C. Democrats and Republicans said such shipments make no sense when oil is costing more than $120 a barrel. They say the oil could better be used to add supplies to a tight market and possibly lower prices.
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