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U.S. WON'T INTERVENE IN HEATING OIL PRICING

Tight supplies will push heating oil prices up this winter, but the government has no plans to intervene despite requests by some lawmakers, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary says.

Ms. O'Leary, after meeting Friday with 19 petroleum executives to discuss the price surge, said she was told refiners are making "extraordinary" efforts to boost output and do not expect to run out.

Ms. O'Leary also said she plans no action to persuade U.S. companies to curb exports to Europe where prices are higher, even though stocks are 15 percent below normal. Some members of Congress have suggested an embargo on exports.

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