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Take That Putin: US To Release 5 Million Barrels From Strategic Petroleum Reserve In “Test”

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Zero Hedge
March 12, 2014

WTI crude prices are faling rapidly as Reuters reports that the US is set to ‘unleash’ its Strategic Petroelum Reserves in a “test-sale”…


Of course, this is a direct aim at Putin’s pocket-book as his stumbling economy needs high prices to sustain itself. However, the 5 million barrell release is less than a third of the US daily consumption rate (though does sound some alarms we are sure).

Via Bloomberg,

U.S. to release up to 5 million bbls of crude from Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), Reuters reports, citing govt “source.”

SPR to be test sale, check operational capabilities of system infrastructure; timing unclear

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By way of reference, this 5 million barrel release compares to average US consumption of around 18 million barrels per day.

This article was posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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