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On this week's Platts Capitol Crude, Ken Vincent, the chief of staff with the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, talks exclusively about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as speculation ramps up that the Trump administration may be considering a release from government oil stocks.

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