BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) -
President Bush warned motorists on Friday to expect "a problem" with gasoline over the Labor Day holiday weekend when high prices and sporadic outages may interfere with Americans' final summer outings.
"Listen, we're going to have a problem this weekend when it comes to gasoline but we're addressing it," Bush told reporters while touring damage and recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina which slammed into Louisiana
and Mississippi on Monday.
Separately, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said the government would offer for sale 30 million barrels of crude oil from the emergency stockpile, loan 9.1 million barrels to several refiners, and prepare for the arrival of more than 1 million barrels per day of gasoline shipments from the International Energy Agency.