06 May: Turner Wants Bush To Release Petroleum Reserves To Lower Gas Prices

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner today called on President Bush to release 30 million barrels of national reserve oil supplies to lower gas prices at the pump this summer as part of a multi-pronged energy strategy that noticeably does not include what she calls the gimmick of a federal or state gas tax holiday.

“We’re in a fuel crisis that’s hitting everyone and President Bush should stop sitting on our strategic oil reserves,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “In 2000 when gas prices at the pump were skyrocketing, President Clinton ordered the release of a million barrels a day for 30 days and gas prices came down.”