WATCHING GOVERNMENT MAPPING AN ENERGY POLICY
With Patrick Crow Oilmen should not expect a new Department of Energy study to propose a fee or other limits on oil imports (OGJ, Aug. 9, p. 20). The new regime at DOE is finding that charting energy policy can be a maze replete with dead ends, pitfalls, and controversy. Earlier this year, newly confirmed Energy Sec. Hazel O'Leary disclosed plans to draft by the end of the summer a strategy to increase U.S. oil and gas production.