Non-US oil, gas Y2K status in doubt

Although US companies are sanguine about their Year 2000 (Y2K) preparedness, the same can't be said of many oil producers overseas.US Energy Sec. Bill Richardson recently said the Department of Energy will monitor disruptions to energy supplies worldwide.He said DOE would staff its existing emergency operations center around the clock between Dec. 28 and early January to collect information on the electricity, oil, and gas industries. DOE will issue status reports to the public and to a White House Y2K information coordination center run by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion. CIA viewLawrence Gershwin, a Central Intelligence Agency science and technology analyst, recent...

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