02 September 2008 18:47 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The US Department of Energy (DoE) has received no requests for oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) despite reports that two energy companies may seek withdrawals, the department said on Tuesday.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that ExxonMobil and Shell would ask for crude oil from the SPR, according to news reports.
“These (oil) companies know the drill,” said Alyson Austin, DoE deputy director of public affairs.
“We have to ability to release it,”
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