WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering whether an emergency stockpile of gasoline and other oil products would ease future fuel shortages due to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which smacked the East Coast in October, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told Reuters.
The department is taking another look at the findings of a 2011 internal report on the creation of a reserve of crude oil products for the northeast and the southeast, he said.
"The analysis is being updated to try to get the economic proposition of what would give the highest probability of supporting different kind of disruptions and what's the economic case for the size of reserves," Moniz said in an interview.
(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; editing by Ros Krasny and Jackie Frank)
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