Editor's Perspective

Import arguments backfire against US oil producers

January 11, 2008 Arguments aimed at cutting US oil imports do producers more harm than good in Washington, DC. The industry should try a different approach.

Candidates test limits of unruly energy utterance

January 4, 2008 On energy, US Democratic presidential hopefuls are testing the limits of unruly utterance.

Report redraws global warming caricatures

December 21, 2007 The global-warming discussion long ago fell victim to a style of politics in which one side turns the opposition into a self-debunking caricature.

Some dislike oil companies; some just dislike oil

December 15, 2007 While battling recently against misguided energy legislation, a veteran oil and gas industry representative observed, "They're trying to put us out of business."

New House bill highlights US energy instability

December 7, 2007 When US lawmakers fret about energy supply from unstable regimes, they should look closely at themselves.

Studies won't fix unintended consequences

November 30, 2007 What does a government do when unintended consequences highlight its mistakes? It conducts a study.

Gasoline price sting not what politicians say

November 23, 2007 The sting of rising gasoline prices is a handy political cudgel, whatever its severity.

Cost study plus math should doom US energy bills

November 16, 2007 The oil and gas industry should welcome an important study projecting the costs of energy bills in Congress. But it should not let an impressive modeling exercise obscure simple mathematics.

Failure to enact bad energy bill would be triumph

November 9, 2007 Given what it has to work with, the 110th Congress will not have failed on energy if it enacts no legislation on the subject.

Wailing begins about ruling on deepwater leases

November 2, 2007 "This is a sad day for the American public," wailed Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) about a court decision favoring an oil company in a royalty case with large implications.

Mortgage crunch a reminder of economic cycles

October 19, 2007 The US treasury secretary offered lessons all around—some related to oil and gas—in a stinging Oct. 16 speech about the meltdown of housing finance.

CGES: Saudis cut output to lift crude price

October 12, 2007 Saudi Arabia has been limiting production to raise oil prices while blaming the effects on speculation and US refining problems, a London think-tank says.

Oil traders know output gains trim a market cushion

October 5, 2007 A production increase coordinated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries isn't always what it appears to be.

Summer gasoline output discredits spring suspicion

September 28, 2007 Timing makes the latest congressionally inspired investigation of the US oil industry look—to put it politely—seriously uninformed.

Governor mistakes business move for price misbehavior

September 21, 2007 The governor of Connecticut has found yet another way for Americans to think self-destructively about energy.

US chases energy fantasies while EU seeks supply

September 14, 2007 Europe and the US share concern about security of energy supply. The similarity mostly ends there.

Dingell steers toward classic US energy folly

September 7, 2007 "Properly addressing climate change requires us to address the issue of consumption. We do that by making consumption more expensive." Give Rep. John D. Dingell credit for cutting to the heart of the matter.

All-powerful oil lobby a juvenile Obama fantasy

August 27, 2007 There's a reason Hillary Clinton, in her race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is making Barak Obama look juvenile. He acts that way.

Chavez wrong on price path, cutoff threat

August 17, 2007 Hugo Chavez says the darnedest things.

House energy bills fill many pages, raise many costs

August 10, 2007 People facing overhaul of fundamental energy systems should read the legislation that proposes to change their lives.
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