Editor's Perspective

HOUSE PASSES HALF A GESTURE ON US REFINING

October 14, 2005 Gestures don't build refineries. Half-gestures build even fewer of them.

QUESTION FOR DOE: DOES ENERGY HOG GET SUV DEDUCTION?

October 7, 2005 With good reason and constructive intent, the US government has deployed all the energy-saving persuasion at its disposal.

HURRICANES SHOW OIL MARKET ISN'T JUST ABOUT CRUDE

September 23, 2005 As the second massive hurricane in less than a month plows across producing areas of the Gulf of Mexico and pulls within hours of major US refining centers, the need to adjust thinking about the oil market deserves notice.

INDUSTRY SHOULD COORDINATE ITS KATRINA RELIEF

September 16, 2005 If industry profits in a supply emergency must become a political issue then industry spending on emergency responses deserves attention, too.

US HAS SURPLUS OF EXPERTS ON OIL BUSINESS

September 9, 2005 Suddenly, the US teems with experts on the oil and gas business.

'GOUGING' ANXIETY IS JUST OUTRAGE OVER ARITHMETIC

September 2, 2005 The problem with assumptions about gasoline price gouging is obsession over price to the exclusion of sales volume.

HELP IS AT HAND FOR SERVICE HURT BY GASOLINE COST

August 27, 2005 Fuel costs must be crushing the services that mow grass, edge sidewalks, and trim bushes of US suburbia.

INDUSTRY THUMPED FOR INCENTIVES IN ENERGY POLICY ACT

August 12, 2005 The US oil industry is receiving a public drubbing over the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which US President George W. Bush signed into law Aug. 8.

Capital freedom will survive the Unocal door-slam

August 5, 2005 Congress growled. CNOOC Ltd. flinched. So Chevron Corp. will own Unocal Corp.

MTBE liability bomb intolerable as energy policy

July 30, 2005 Comprehensive energy legislation was an unfavorable arena in which to debate limited liability protection for makers of methyl tertiary butyl ether.

Gasoline price answers neglect elevated costs

July 22, 2005 To the question "Why are gasoline prices so high?" gushes much attention these days, not enough of it focused on an important part of the answer.

IEA: Oil supply, demand adjusting to high prices

July 15, 2005 The most difficult prediction to make about the oil market is the reversal of current trends. Most faulty forecasts trip over the temptation to believe current trends endure forever.

US EXPLANATIONS DIVERGE OVER HIGH GASOLINE PRICES

July 8, 2005 Two explanations of contrasting credibility emerged last month for why, beyond crude oil fundamentals, US gasoline prices are high.

QUESTIONS HAUNT GLOBAL WARMING 'HOCKEY STICK'

July 2, 2005 In quick succession, the science of global warming has pushed its way into politics, and politics has pushed back.

FOCUS ON FOREIGN OIL BREEDING COSTLY PROPOSALS

June 27, 2005 Much can be said about dependence on foreign oil, of course, little of it positive. But calling it a tax is a stretch.

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.
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