IEA says ready to take action on strategic stocks if needed
Friday, 25 May 2012 | 16:30
The International Energy Agency is monitoring oil markets and is ready to take action to release
strategic oil reserves if needed, IEA's Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said at an OECD event, reiterating the body's recent stance.
"We have to be on the alert, we have to monitor the situation as it is and if necessary ... are ready to take action if necessary," she said.
Leaders of the Group of Eight major economies raised the pressure on Iran on Saturday, signaling their readiness to tap into emergency oil stockpiles quickly this summer if tougher new sanctions on Tehran threaten to strain supplies.
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