DOE TO MAP NEW POLICY ON RESEARCH

The Department of Energy has scheduled a Jan. 31 meeting in Washington, D.C., to chart a new course for the U.S. government's oil and gas research programs. DOE's policy at present is to provide funds only for high risk oil and gas research in the 10-20 year time frame - research it said companies don't perform. Now DOE is considering funding shorter term research to help oil and gas producers in the next 1-5 years. Deputy Sec. Henson Moore said, "Our best hope for stemming the

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