Biden dives into US oil reserves to reassure Americans on inflation

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden tapped the US strategic oil reserves in a bid to reassure Americans angry about inflation and goods shortages as they head off to Thanksgiving — and to buoy up his sinking poll ratings.¬† Facing growing discontent around the country over inflation and especially the soaring price of fuel in filling stations, Biden on Tuesday announced a coordinated plan with other big consumers to release national oil reserves onto the market. The White House said that following weeks of negotiations, “this release will be taken in parallel with other major energy consumi…

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