U.S. considering tapping strategic oil reserve: White House

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:58 PM
U.S. considering tapping strategic oil reserve: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said on Sunday the Obama administration is considering tapping into the U.S. strategic oil reserve as one way to help ease soaring oil prices.

Speaking on NBC television's "Meet the Press," Daley said: "We are looking at the options. The issue of the reserves is one we are considering. ... All matters have to be on the table."

(Reporting by Jackie Frank; Editing by Eric Beech)