US won't tap oil reserve to ease prices-Bush admin

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WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - The Bush administration will not release crude oil from the nation's emergency stockpile to help ease record high gasoline prices, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said on Tuesday. "The reserve is not there to simply try to change prices," Abraham told reporters. "The reserve is there to protect Americans, to protect consumers" from real supply emergencies. A growing number of Democrats have called on the White House to stop filling the nation's ...

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