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Rice Universityâ€™s Baker Institute for Public Policy paper cites economic, environmental and logistical shortcomings.
A new policy paper by Rice Universityâ€™s Baker Institute for Public Policy shows a clear increase in the size and influence of noncommercial traders, or â€œspeculators,â€ in the oil futures market since regulations were eased by the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000.
By Jad Mouawad Oil companies may be awash in profits, but in a disturbing sign for future energy supplies, production has begun to fall at all seven of the major Western oil companies at a time when they are discovering few new fields to exploit. Part of the reason is political.
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