Democrats to ask Bush to release U.S. emergency oil


By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Democrats plan to put more pressure on the Bush administration this week to lower U.S. gasoline prices by demanding that up to 60 million barrels of crude oil be released from the nation's emergency stockpile, a Democratic legislative aide said on Monday. The White House has been criticized for taking crude oil off the market to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve even while the national retail price for gasoline rises towards $2 a gallon. ...

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