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President Obama calls for one-third cut to oil imports

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/03/2011

Steven Mufson

"With rising gasoline prices at home and turmoil throughout the Middle East, Obama sought in a speech at Georgetown University to rally Americans and lawmakers behind a program his aides said draws equally from energy savings and increases in domestic energy production.

"We've been down this road before, he said, acknowledging that several past presidents have made similar calls for greater energy independence. But, he added, we can't rush to action when gas prices are high and then hit the snooze button when prices are low again.

"He said that rising demand from developing countries such as China meant that future oil demand would rise faster than supplies. And he warned that even though current gasoline costs were pinching household budgets, when you look at the long-term trends, there are going to be more ups in gas prices than downs in gas prices."

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"President Obama calls for one-third cut to oil imports", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 16/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/president-obama-calls-for-one-third-cut-to-oil-imports