The White House said Monday the price of oil would not be the only factor used when determining whether the United States will tap its strategic oil reserves.
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"It's an option we are considering, but there are a number of factors that go into it, and it is not price-based alone," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a briefing.
"I wouldn't look to a price threshold. The issue here is disruption -- is there a major disruption in the ... flow of oil. That's obviously a factor."