Republican News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Energy Committee Chairman Frank H. Murkowski plans to hold an oversight hearing on the recent Energy Department decision to release 30 million barrels of crude oil from the strategic petroleum reserve and the bid process used to award contracts for the oil. Invited to testify are Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, members of DOE’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve office and the Energy Information Administration. 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2000 SH-216 Full Committee Hearing DOE decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and bidding process ###