Secure supplies

With the Senate now debating sweeping energy legislation (see related story, p. 26), some US lawmakers say a key policy goal should be to encourage oil and gas development outside the volatile Middle East. Oil experts do not dispute that Russia, the Caspian, West Africa, and Latin America will be increasingly important supply sources for US markets. But analysts told senators none of these areas could supplant the Middle East in the foreseeable future."We should be under no illusion that a major supply disruption of prolonged duration in the Middle East can be replaced by such sources," Ed Chow, visiting scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told the Senate Foreign Relation...

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