Venezuelan crisis raises question: Who's unstable?

12/23/2002
Venezuela's crisis shines light on a common distortion of perspective in discussions about US energy policy.Many recommendations for a reengineering of market patterns—produce more here, use less from there, and so forth—hinge on the perceived need to reduce dependency on supplies from areas deemed vulnerable to political disruption.But the only area specified in most such discussions is the Middle East—the unstable Middle East, as the region so often is called.Even now, with Venezuela approaching revolt, nobody talks about instability there as a chronic condition.At this writing, a nationwide strike that began Dec. 2 had cut production by Petroleos de Venezuela SA t...
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