Fine distinctions crucial in issues of transparency

08/24/2012
In the era of Twitter and Facebook, with information increasingly flashy and decreasingly illuminating, fine distinctions too often yield to the blur. The oil and gas industry still must keep pressing for clarification in two issues related to transparency. The public suspicion that everywhere stalks the oil and gas business feeds off the industry’s native circumspection about its work and money. Political opponents know this. They gain leverage when oil and gas companies argue for the right to keep the secrets they must. They regularly exploit this vulnerability in their campaign to demonize hydraulic fracturing and stifle the well-completion technique with regulation. To demands for dis...
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