White House says oil prices "too high"

WASHINGTON Wed Nov 7, 2007 9:47am EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday oil prices are too high, as U.S. crude closed in on the landmark $100 level.

"Oil prices are too high," said spokeswoman Dana Perino. Oil sped above $98 a barrel for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a slumping dollar and worries over a winter fuel supply crunch.

(Writing by John Ruwitch)