Editor's Perspective

LAWMAKER SUSTAINS HARMFUL MYTH WITH GRIPE ON REFINING

April 21, 2006 Watching Congress respond to rising fuel prices is painful.

AUTOMAKER'S OIL TIRADE IGNORES PAST TWO DECADES

April 14, 2006 From the automaker that uses gratuitous judgment to sell cars comes a tirade against oil companies.

TAX TIME REMINDS AMERICANS ABOUT GOVERNMENT'S COST

April 7, 2006 At this time of year more than any other, Americans feel the costs of government.

COSTLY ENERGY CHOICES DON'T BOOST SECURITY

March 31, 2006 The pursuit of fantasy does nothing for national security.

VEHICLE TRENDS SUSTAIN EUROPE'S SHIFT TO DIESEL

March 24, 2006 Diesel's strengthening domination of the European fuel market is a well-established trend quite likely to continue.

SENATOR GRUBS FOR VOTES BY TRASHING OIL

March 17, 2006 In the old days they kissed babies. Now they scold oil companies.

SELLING GASOLINE WITH BIG ETHANOL SURE TO BE A TEST

March 10, 2006 US refiners and marketers should get used to this kind of thing: "Big Oil is talking out of both sides of their mouth, but the words coming out of both sides say 'higher prices.'"

FUEL PRICE CRUNCH FIX: LIFT ETHANOL TARIFF AND CREDIT

March 3, 2006 Despite rapid growth, US capacity to produce fuel ethanol from grain faces a crunch this year.

ATTACK AT ABQAIQ FITS POST-IRAQ JIHADIST THINKING

February 24, 2006 The foiled terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia Feb. 24 offers a probably unnecessary reminder that the militant form of Islamic jihad has multiple targets.

DEEPWATER ROYALTY RELIEF 'GIVEAWAY' NEEDS PERSPECTIVE

February 17, 2006 The New York Times did arithmetic, so Congress holds a hearing.

OCS INVENTORY SHOWS COSTS OF LEASING AVERSION

February 10, 2006 Opponents of federal oil and gas leasing off the US resisted the part of last year's energy bill that called for a resource inventory of the Outer Continental Shelf. Their concern was justified.

OIL ISOLATIONISM IS NO ROUTE TO ENERGY SECURITY

February 3, 2006 Isolationism is neither sound nor achievable as a route to energy security. Yet it's the path toward which US President George W. Bush says he'll steer his country.

CONSERVATION EVIDENT IN US GASOLINE DATA

January 20, 2006 US consumers of vehicle fuel don't have to be forced into conservation. When fuel prices rise, they know what to do.

OPEC REVENUES KEY ONCE AGAIN TO OIL PRICE FORECASTS

January 13, 2006 A crucial influence on the price of crude this year will be one that all but lacked pricing significance last year.

POLITICS ASSERTS ITSELF IN DISPUTE OVER RUSSIAN GAS

January 6, 2006 In the matter of Russian gas sales to Ukraine and Europe, separating economics from politics is difficult.

GEOGRAPHIC DIVIDE ON GLOBAL WARMING RAISES QUESTION

December 30, 2005 That a geographic pattern of opinion has become part of the controversy over global warming suggests a what-if mind experiment that might be illuminating.

PROJECT KUWAIT HEADS FOR VOTE IN MID-JANUARY

December 16, 2005 While mid-December attention has focused on historic parliamentary elections in Iraq, another important vote is shaping up to the south for mid-January.

ENERGY POLITICS WON'T RESOLVE PEAK-OIL ISSUE

December 9, 2005 When science converges with politics, anything can happen. For that reason, congressional hearings on the peak-oil question are cause for worry.

WASHINGTON PLAYS GOTCHA WITH OIL COMPANY EXECS

December 2, 2005 Gotcha. It's a game they play in Washington, DC.

OPEC PRODUCTION CAPACITY RISING, IEA REPORT SAYS

November 25, 2005 While a vigorous debate proceeds among specialists about how much petroleum the world has left to produce, the number of greatest immediate importance is production capacity.
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