(Bolding mine.) http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/reserves/index.html
Should the SPR be tapped in light of the current run up of gasoline prices in the US?
FWIW, I say no. Two reasons:
[li]America needs to get its oil addiction recognized for what it is and begin to grow up and seek/implement energy alternatives. I define alternatives to include alternative energy sources (e.g., solar, wind, nuclear, tides, waves, etc., but not corn ethanol), greatly increased energy conservation (e.g., turn off the damned advertising signs no more than 30 minutes after a business closes for the night) including strict enforcement of a national 55 mph highway speed, an elimination of any oil lobby tax incentives, greatly increase fleet mileage requirements, among other things.[/li][li]The SPR should be used only for its legally defined purpose.[/li][/ul]