The prodigal returneth

It's been at least a decade since this editor last visited California in the role of reporter.It was not for lack of interest. California was the crucible in which a career was forged. For a West Coast editor at the time, it was home for 6 of the industry's most tumultuous years: 1981-86 inclusive.Faithful readers of this space will recall the use of it to aim an occasional barb at the follies of Lotusland, usually on matters involving the confluence of energy and environmental concerns. Like many of those hardy souls who continue to toil in the oil and gas industry of the state, such follies must be viewed with a mixture of exasperation and bemusement.Let this opportunity not be ...

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