I just read that to on marketwatch where GDP can be negative and if employment is up then the GDP wont matter. Honestly I think it takes up because of the hurricane near the gulf which is now just a bad rain storm and heavy winds, good luck
The SPR was released because of a natural disaster, not because of normal price manipulation. But releasing it when there is a natural disaster in the Gulf region is useless anyway since a large concentration of other oil and gas facilities are located there.
It will drop once the lack of demand for gasoline catches up on the EIA report. Which should be next week, if not this week.