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General Interest 1999 P2

  • 07/26/1999 -- Gas markets look bright today, a bit dimmer tomorrow
    Gas markets look bright today at $2.50/Mcf, but the longer-term outlook for U.S. gas is less sanguine.
  • 07/19/1999 -- AN ENLIGHTENING POLITICAL SEASON
    The growing fiscal surplus of the U.S. government is forcing vote-seekers in a major political season to make healthy ideological choices.
  • 07/05/1999 -- HOW A LIBERAL INCUMBENT APPEALS FOR VOTES
    What if there were no problems for politicians to solve by spending other people?s money?
  • 07/05/1999 -- Alaska oil exports
    The U.S. General Accounting Office reports that lifting the export ban on Alaskan North Slope (ANS) crude in 1995 has increased oil prices for ANS oil and should increase future production. GAO said prices are between 98¢/bbl and $1.30/bbl higher than they otherwise would have been. Removal of the ban has not led to a large volume of exports, only about 60,000 b/d or 5% of ANS output. Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alas.) said, "This review confirms what we projected back in 1995. Lifting the ban
  • 07/05/1999 -- Elf gets worst of both worlds in two European takeover battles
    How Elf has recently got caught up in two takeover bids, and how goverments rather than markets are the key drivers behind both.
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