Richard Melson

January 2006

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Increasingly concerned about the cost of oil and the risks associated with importing it, bipartisan groups of House and Senate lawmakers have filed bills seeking to give biofuels and alternative fuel vehicles a prominent place on American highways. The lawmakers, hounded by constituents over high gasoline prices, want to reduce oil demand by lessening the transportation sector's gasoline use - and thus the US need for crude - by boosting production of fuel-efficient cars and ethanol.

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/HOME/highlights/2005/homep_nf_122005.xmlUS-Russia nuclear agreement in the offing?
Discussions are taking place within the US executive branch on opening negotiations with Russia on an agreement for nuclear cooperation, some US officials said this month, but those officials and others said there has not been a policy decision to make that move.

UK's Ofgem continues talks with EC over low Belgium-UK gas flows
British energy regulator Ofgem is still in talks with the European Commission over why gas flows from the continent to the UK through the Belgium-UK Interconnector pipeline were low in November, Ofgem...

YEARENDER: Iraqi oil output, exports fall in dismal end to 2005

ANALYSIS: UK looks for lessons from Ukrainian gas dispute

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