Herrington Tours Gulf to Explain US Energy Policy: Texas Railroad Commission Seeks Observer Status at OPEC Meetings

US Energy Secretary John Herrington is to leave on 3 October for a tour of the Gulf states during which he will seek to explain US energy policy. Washington sources are quoted as saying that Mr. Herrington hopes to bring about a "broader understanding" of US energy programs with his visits to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE.

In an unrelated...