Articles by Ben Lieberman

The People Have Spoken - For Higher Energy Costs?

Will the incoming Congressional majority misread their mandate from the American people? Well, on energy policy they are off to an incredibly fast start. Needless to say, the public has responded very angrily to rising energy prices in recent... Read More

Snake Oil Policy

Washington has hundreds of pending bills dealing with energy, and it's difficult to predict which ones will move in a Congress under pressure to do something about $3-a-gallon gas before the November elections (even though average prices have recently fallen... Read More

2006: Cheaper at the Pump?

2005 was a very expensive year for gasoline. And thanks to Washington, 2006 could be even worse. The feds did not waste any time, with two costly gasoline requirements having taken effect on January 1st. That's right. The year has... Read More

The Post-Katrina Jump at the Pump -- Unavoidable?

Under any set of circumstances, Hurricane Katrina would have had a noticeable impact at the pump. However, by hitting America's single largest oil and refining region at a time of already-tight supplies and the high prices, the effects have been... Read More

The Post-Katrina Jump at the Pump -- Unavoidable?

Under any set of circumstances, Hurricane Katrina would have had a noticeable impact at the pump. However, by hitting America's single largest oil and refining region at a time of already-tight supplies and the high prices, the effects have been... Read More

Energy Policy or Anti-Energy Policy?

There was a lot a campaign talk about our nation's energy policy, and Bush and Kerry offered their own competing energy plans. With Bush's victory and increased Republican majorities in Congress, the long-stalled energy bill may finally reach passage.... Read More

Are Specialized Gasoline Blends Obsolete?

As recently as the early 1990s the nation's gasoline supply was fungible. The same regular, mid-grade, and premium fuel was sold from coast to coast. But today, we have a bewildering variety of gasoline recipes in use across the... Read More

Poor Proposals

Of all the editorial responses to expensive gasoline, the strangest is easily The Washington Post's call to raise the gas tax. That's right -- gasoline has been in the news precisely because its price is high, yet the Post's... Read More

World Wine Web

It isn't exactly the Untouchables v. Al Capone, but there is a legal battle raging over the availability of alcoholic beverages. Internet wine sales have grown substantially in recent years, offering consumers both lower prices and greater product choice.... Read More

Refining the Battle Against High Gas Prices

Everyone knows that America imports more than half of the oil it uses, but few are aware that the nation also imports some of its gasoline. As a consequence of inadequate domestic refining capacity, approximately 10 percent of America's... Read More

TCS Daily Archives