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Doubling a nation’s GDP

Posted: May 27, 2014 by Ken Cohen

Right now, a liquefied natural gas tanker ship is on its way to Japan from Papua New Guinea (PNG), carrying the first cargo from an ExxonMobil project that has been under construction since 2010.

King Canute ordered the tides to stay back. Today, Washington calls for tides of cellulosic ethanol to roll forth. Not surprisingly, neither command is heeded.

How much do Americans pay for gasoline, and how does that compare to what consumers around the world pay for their fuel?

It’s good that EPA recognizes environmental stewardship to be a key component of our plans for Baytown. We are also encouraged that the agency recognizes what the expansion will mean for the region’s economy.

The Commerce Department refers to its initiatives as “the most ambitious trade agenda in a generation.” But is it ambitious enough?

Regular readers of the Perspectives blog likely had no trouble coming up with the Final Jeopardy question last Tuesday.

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