OGJ Editorial: A risky move with steel

03/18/2002
The oil and gas industry, especially in the US, faced two large economic questions when 2002 began. One was timing of the start of recovery. The other was whether recovery would last.Answers to those questions are taking shape. The outlook? Mixed, at best.Everyone's best guess in January was that recovery would take hold about midyear. For oil and gas producers, that seemed like forever. Demand stagnation due to economic recession has weakened prices and slowed drilling. The effect on oil field activity is exaggerated in the US, where drilling strongly favors natural gas. And US gas prices, because of full inventories and warm weather, are moribund.Economic reboundOil and gas markets ...
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