Excerpt: Efficient and effective management of the SPR is an important component of our nation’s energy security. As the summer driving season approaches and tensions in some of the world’s most resource-rich areas and elsewhere show no sign of abating, the obligation of Congress, and especially this committee, to remain vigilant in its oversight of DOE’s stewardship of this important program is clear. In order to help the committee understand DOE’s management and operation of the SPR, as well as to evaluate its recently announced plans to create a regional refined petroleum product reserve, we request that you contact committee staff to arrange a briefing with appropriate DOE Office of Fossil Energy, SPR Project Management Office, and/or M&O contractor staff, to occur no later than Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
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