Bush: Ike put 'pinch' on energy supply, prices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush says Hurricane Ike has placed a pinch on the energy supply, driving up prices and frustration.

After a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts, the president said Monday he was concerned about the "upward pressure" on prices for consumers.

He said he was planning to visit Texas, where Ike came ashore early Saturday at Galveston. The eye missed the center of Houston, as well as the largest concentrations of oil and gas refineries but left many without homes or power.

Bush said it was good news that the hurricane did not damage the infrastructure as much as some people feared. He said he would bring a message to Texas on Tuesday saying the government is working fast to help people recover.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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