Senate kills request for U.S. to tap oil reserve

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WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate set aside on Wednesday a nonbinding resolution that called for the Bush administration to release up to 60 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and directly confront OPEC to increase oil production. The resolution would have urged, but not required, the White House to release 1 million barrels of oil a day for 30 days from the emergency stockpile. Democrat Charles Schumer of New York offered the resolution as ...

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