Editorial: Politics, security, and oil

Whatever the distractions of the moment, the US presidential race ultimately will be about a single issue: national security. When the time comes to vote, Americans will select the candidate they believe best will protect them against a repeat of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Other issues will be secondary. The oil and gas industry should work to ensure that energy remains among the subordinate concerns.It won't be easy. Energy and security always have been linked and to some extent remain so. More often than not, the connection works to the disadvantage of oil and natural gas. The industry itself has for years hinged its political arguments to security. But the arguments nearly alwa...

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