A looming fuel-price leap

The oil and gas industry should brace for public outrage likely to erupt next April or May, if not earlier, on the US East Coast. At that time, in that touchy part of the country, with political campaigns under way, gasoline prices probably will leap. And it will happen as oil and gas companies report strong profits for 2003. A public-relations nightmare looms.Price volatility will grow as refiners supplying two key states replace methyl tertiary butyl ether with ethanol in reformulated gasoline. The re-placement will occur whether or not Congress passes an energy bill mandating ethanol and eliminating the oxygen requirement in reformulated fuel. At yearend, Connecticut and New York will ...

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