September 3, 2008 / 5:30 PM / 11 years ago

Bush: Will release SPR oil as requested post-Gustav

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday oil would be released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve upon request from companies affected by Hurricane Gustav which blew across the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana this week.

“Last night we got a request from a company doing business here in Louisiana and we met that request,” Bush told reporters referring to a request by Citgo Petroleum Corp.

“Oil was released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and we will continue to do that upon request by companies,” Bush said after receiving a briefing on recovery efforts in Louisiana.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick, writing by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Marguerita Choy

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