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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Message from the President to Congress -- Naval Petroleum Reserves

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Consistent with section 7422(c)(2) of title 10, United States Code, I am informing you of my decision to extend the period of production of the Naval Petroleum Reserves for a period of 3 years from April 5, 2012, the expiration date of the currently authorized period of production.

Attached is a copy of the report investigating continued production of the Reserves, consistent with section 7422(c)(2)(B) of title 10. In light of the findings contained in the report, I certify that continued production from the Naval Petroleum Reserves is in the national interest.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
         November 17, 2011.