Editor's Perspective

Government fuel choices costly in energy policy

June 17, 2005 The making of energy policy is at its worst when policy-makers assign themselves responsibility for decisions best left to markets.

Energy bills again hinge on oxygenate issues

June 10, 2005 Energy legislation in the US hinges again on gasoline oxygenates.

California seeks lead in global warming sacrifice

June 3, 2005 California will show America the way on climate change.

Foreign oil no reason to lose energy perspective

May 23, 2005 US President George W. Bush is substituting politics for perspective on energy.

Industry passes Ivan's test, prepares for next

May 15, 2005 Nature gave the safety of offshore oil and gas operations a severe test last year.

Bolivia threatens gas work with tax increase

May 6, 2005 Bolivian lawmakers seem to want their country to remain one of Latin America's poorest and least developed.

Missing pieces of the global warming story

April 29, 2005 A pioneer of global-warming precaution has produced what he calls a "smoking gun" pointing to climate change of human origin.

US energy bill wouldn't lower gasoline prices

April 22, 2005 "Folks," Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said after the US House of Representatives passed comprehensive energy legislation Apr. 21, "it's about gas prices, gas prices, gas prices."

MTBE liability threat clouds US energy future

April 15, 2005 Of all the complex issues facing lawmakers trying to fashion comprehensive energy legislation in the US, one should be simple to resolve: protection against defective-product litigation for makers of fuel containing ethanol or methyl tertiary butyl ether.

Virginia veto, SEACOR highlight need for leasing

April 8, 2005 With a deft political dodge late last month, Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner called attention to an offshore-access initiative that's intriguing but flawed.

PRICE QUESTIONS: THE INTERESTING VS. THE IMPORTANT

April 2, 2005 A jolting prediction from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., New York, brings attention to the distinctions between interesting and important questions in a strong oil market.

IN BP DISASTER, MARKET QUESTION EASY, OTHERS NOT

March 24, 2005 In the news storm surrounding a refinery accident that kills 15 people and injures more than 100, market responses are incidental.

The Senate takes a step for US energy supply

March 18, 2005 The US on Mar. 16 took the first step in what could be a long hike toward a needed increase in domestic energy supply.

UN critic Bolton a good selection as US ambassador

March 14, 2005 For the beleaguered United Nations, brought to near extinction by virulent diplomacy, help is on the way.

SACKED PRIME MINISTER HINTS AT PUTIN CHALLENGE

March 7, 2005 Is Russia heading for an upscale version of Ukraine's late-2004 Orange Revolution?

US AND EUROPE A PLANET APART ON KYOTO TREATY

February 25, 2005 The Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change took effect Feb. 16 to celebration in Europe and indifference in the US.

Russia's recent oil production defies forecasts

February 18, 2005 Expectations about oil supply from Russia may need to be adjusted. Downward.

Ethanol, MTBE liability stalk energy legislation

February 14, 2005 The energy bazaar is open again in the US. Congress seems determined to try once more to pass comprehensive energy legislation.

Iraqis deserve expectation that they'll succeed

February 4, 2005 Iraq's election Jan. 30 did more than testify to the manifest courage of a long-oppressed and still-beleaguered people.

Command energy options can't be called sustainable

January 28, 2005 Innovative energy options can only suffer from association with command strategies that are destined to fail.
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