September 2, 2005
Bush warns of weekend gasoline problem
BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - President Bush warned
motorists on Friday to expect "a problem" with gasoline over
the Labor Day holiday weekend when high prices and sporadic
outages may interfere with
Americans' final summer outings.
"Listen, we're going to have a problem this weekend when it
gasoline but we're addressing it," Bush told reporters
while touring damage
and recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina which slammed
and Mississippi on Monday.
Separately, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said the
offer for sale 30 million barrels of crude oil from the
stockpile, loan 9.1 million barrels to several refiners,
and prepare for
the arrival of more than 1 million barrels per day of
from the International Energy Agency.