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03/06/2000
US Energy Sec. Bill Richardson doesn't get it.His boss, Bill Clinton, has sent him off to the Persian Gulf to ask OPEC-and Saudi Arabia in particular-to increase oil production so that Clinton's northeastern neighbors, and potential Democratic voters, don't have to pay higher heating oil prices.Did Sec. Richardson do anything a year and a half ago to help the domestic oil and gas industry when crude prices were plunging to below $10/bbl? Did he go to Saudi Arabia then and ask them to curtail production so that oil prices could rise and prevent the loss of thousands of jobs and eventually the lowest rig count in decades? No, he didn't, because he and his boss don't get ...
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