Senator Boxer: Administration Moves to Bring Relief at the Pump   

Friday, June 24, 2011  

Dear Friend:

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday that the United States will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which will provide relief to millions of Americans who are struggling with high prices at the pump.

With the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at record levels and oil prices soaring because of unrest in the Middle East, it’s appropriate to take this step to protect our fragile economic recovery.

In March, I joined with other Senators in calling on President Obama to release oil from the reserve to address high gas prices and spur economic growth. To read our letter, please click here.

To read more about Secretary Chu’s decision, please click here.


Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer