You'd think that a merger of two oil giants giving the new partners a 15 percent armlock on the domestic fuel market would arouse some public comment, if not outrage and obloquy. In the old days members of Congress--particularly those from the Northeast and Midwest--would be turning out furious press releases and invoking the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, but thus far... nothing. Back in 1973, the year the U.S. Senate almost voted to break up the oil industry, Rep. John Dingell from Michigan held a hearing on the topic of "White Collar Crime in the Oil Industry." Those were more turbulent days. No politician uses that... More >>>