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Statement from DOE's Chief Spokesperson Andrew Beck Regarding Delivery of SPR Oil to Marathon Petroleum Company

September 8, 2008 - 3:20pm

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, September 8, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy will deliver 250,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Marathon Petroleum Company's Midwest refineries along the Capline pipeline system. The oil was requested by Marathon because of disruptions in supply caused by Hurricane Gustav.

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