Editorial: Energy policy dilemma

As congressional debate began last week on US energy policy, a dilemma emerged for oil and gas producers.A Republican proposal in the House of Represen- tatives offered tax changes and other measures that producers have sought for years. Many of those provisions have reasonable chances of becoming law.Because other initiatives with greater potential to add US oil and gas production stand no chance for passage, however, contributions to national interests will be limited. The low-hope measures involve access to the petroleum resource.Fortunately for producers, there's no need to make a politically strategic choice between access improvement and the package of measures aimed at boosting...

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