Watching Government: US energy bill in doubt for '01

No one disputes the need to take a hard look at how the US manages its energy needs.The recent gasoline price spikes and blackouts in California have given lawmakers a unique opportunity to galvanize public opinion. And the omnibus energy package sponsored by Sens. Frank Murkowski (R-Alas.) and John Breaux (D-La.) seeks to address industry concerns from wellhead to burnertip (OGJ, Mar. 5, 2001, p. 40).Yet the harsh reality, in the minds of some veteran policymakers, is that the Murkowski plan has too many controversial pieces-namely drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a host of new tax incentives. At best, these elements will stall the 300-page-plus bi...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected