Oil Slick

October 2000
National Review;10/23/2000, Vol. 52 Issue 20, p15
The article discusses the political implications of the decision of the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton to release a portion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve gradually through November 2000. The alleged reason is gas price increases, but the real reason could be the presidential candidacy of Vice President Al Gore. The strategy is allegedly counterproductive. In exchange for the released oil, companies are expected to give oil back to the reserve later when prices have dropped. His rival, George W. Bush, has proposed to lower prices by allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.


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