Government assistance for the oil industry: What could go wrong?

FORBES | With oil prices crashing and storage filling up, pressure has increased on the government to respond. Some have called for an import tariff, the President had suggested buying oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and it has even been argued that producers might be paid to keep oil in the ground, the way farmers are sometimes reimbursed for not producing crops when markets are glutted. (Glut being a subjective term.)


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