Obama adviser: Tapping strategic oil reserve still an option
March 25th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama adviser: Tapping strategic oil reserve still an option

Washington (CNN) - A senior White House adviser said Sunday that opening the nation's strategic petroleum reserve to bring down gas prices remains an option.

David Plouffe, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told CNN's "State of the Union" that "a lot of factors" go into a decision on tapping the oil reserve.

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  1. Marlee

    The oil reserves should be kept back for critical times. We need to kick this oil addiction. If America had to go cold turkey people would start adapting overnight. Don't wait until an emergency forces it on you, demand transition to sustainable clean energy now!

    March 25, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. Brandi

    Why can't it be that as a successful black man, he can relate to this family – it could be his son....and if it was a white kid, I might say...that could be my son. Black or white it's tragic, and to have idiot politicians try to pretend this comment is more than what it should be is well....idiotic.

    March 25, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    What about the Wall Street speculators? We heard about a year ago now that the Administration was looking into it. And we've heard nothing since. What about the drum beats on the right side of the aisle for war in Iran? What is that doing to the price of oil, even though we don't use Iran's oil? What about alternative energy? Can we ever make headway in that department with the GOP and Dems like Landreau beholden to big oil? Stop trying to pull the wool over our eyes, and get to the sources of the problems, not a quick fix that didn't even work that well last time.

    March 25, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. enkephalin07

    Floating the rumors should keep speculators off balance. We going to tap the reserves today? Later? Sooner? Maybe? When? You? Least? Expect? It?

    March 25, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |