WATCHING WASHINGTON API'S DIBONA LOOKS AHEAD
With Patrick Crow Charles DiBona, American Petroleum Institute president, is not optimistic about what legislators and regulators have in store for the U.S. oil industry this year. DiBona expects little from Congress. "Everything they do will be affected by two factors: a presidential election year and a relatively short legislative session. The latter will limit how much gets done. And there are political difficulties passing certain kinds of legislation in an election year."