Far-reaching oil industry repercussions expected from Gulf War II
The US-led attack on Iraq will have far-reaching repercussions for the global oil and gas industry for years to come, well beyond the near-term ramifications of the conflict.
Al Qaeda, tanker insurance rates, mines among key war concerns
As war rages in the Middle East, military analysts said that Iraq's navy poses a minimal threat to shipping in the Persian Gulf, but attacks by the Al Qaeda terrorist network, led by Osama bin Laden, are a more likely problem.
Energy legislation again in House, Senate committees
Republican congressional leaders redoubled efforts last week to reach consensus on a comprehensive energy bill this year that tracks the White House's energy policy goals.
In the wings
Few analysts dispute Iraq's powerful allure as a long-term investment opportunity. But the actual payout may take several years, if not a decade or longer after US-led military action ends.