US energy policy outlook an enigma in wake of terrorist attacks

President George W. BushBush's vow to pursue and punish the terrorists and to make "no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them" fueled speculation that a worsening Middle East crisis could contribute to higher oil prices while ultimately bolstering efforts to boost US oil and gas production.Click here to enlarge imageThe outlook for Congress and the White House reaching consensus this fall on energy legislation is a giant enigma, given the horrific wave of terrorism that unfolded in Washington, DC, and New York City last week. Any predictions on what the final package will look like now are pure speculation, say experienced Washington l...

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