Obsolete US energy policies should be overhauled, speakers say

Energy policies based on US oil and gas production steadily declining and imports steadily increasing need to be replaced with strategies that reflect growing unconventional and deepwater production, speakers recommended at a conference last month. New US strategies also will have to consider Mexico and Canada's needs and aspirations, healthy economic growth, transportation infrastructure improvements, better water resource management, and global climate change, speakers said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies event. "We have very ingrained, very convoluted policies which have been in place for nearly 40 years," said Theodore W. Kassinger, a partner in O'Melve...

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