US Northeast winter heating oil concerns mounting

Concerns continue to mount in Wash- ington, DC, about the specter of possible heating oil shortages and related price spikes in the US Northeast this winter.In addition, new concerns are being voiced about possible shortfalls of natural gas supplies and concomitant price jumps for that fuel this winter (see related story, p. 20).The concerns come as industry and government officials still squabble over the cause of gasoline price spikes in the US this year, with both sides pointing fingers at the other. And many areas of the US are trying to cope with electric power shortfalls that result in brownouts and blackouts amid record heat waves.At least one major critic of the energy policies of...

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