- Senators: Cease-fire must allow Israel to defend against rockets, tunnels
- Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
- Kim Jong-un builds bond with Putin: $250M Russia-backed addition to key port opens
- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
- Detroit porch shooting trial: Suspect says he didn’t know gun was loaded
- U.S. Navy admiral ‘receptive’ to giving Chinese counterpart a tour of carrier
Topic - Randa Fahmy Hudome
"The United States is really driving this with secret, behind the scenes diplomatic discussions to try to get producers to increase production," she told Platts. "And when that didn't happen, it launched a lobbying effort to have the IEA match us here in the United States with the 30 million release."
"President Obama, going into the 2012 election, realizes one of the biggest factors in the economic downturn is gas prices," Ms. Hudome said. "Consumers are very unhappy about that."