US independents maintain bullish outlook despite legislative uncertainty

The companies profiled in the sidebar articles are the top nine fastest-growing US independents, in terms of stockholder equity growth, according to their ranking in the latest OGJ 200 (see table on p. 25 and OGJ, Sept. 15, 2003, p. 48). US independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies are maintaining a positive outlook for their near and medium-term operational and financial performances against a backdrop of congressional debate over the direction of energy policy.US E&P independents are trying their best to make the most of the current robust commodity market environment, which of late has been fetching, in benchmark terms, more than $30/bbl for crude oil and...

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