Source Pravda.Ru

EU will provide US with oil

European Union members are making offers to provide oil to the United States from their strategic reserves, EU security affairs chief Javier Solana said Friday.

He said the offers are meant to offset shortages in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, according to the AP.

Speaking on Sky News, Solana said the U.S. administration has approached several EU member states individually. "The member states' offers and the request from the United States have been handled bilaterally, and not through the EU," said Cristina Gallach, Solana's spokeswoman.