Business: Teaming Up Against OPEC

Government moves toward partnering with industry in a "NASA for Energy "

Forty dollars a barrel for oil? With the official world price at $14.55 per bbl, the notion sounds incredible. But not to oilmen. Items: when the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Abu Dhabi two weeks ago offered a shipment of high-grade, low-sulfur crude for sale at $40 per bbl., it found an immediate and eager buyer in Japan; Ecuador had no trouble getting $36 per bbl. in a sale of its own; Standard Oil Co. of Indiana admits difficulty in scraping up supplies for...

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