Oil execs on the air

The oil and gas industry has turned a page in its public relations. The June 18 edition of NBC’s Meet the Press featured the chief executives of three of the world’s biggest oil companies-talking about oil prices. That’s right: the top executives, the big bosses, three of them, sitting in one place, talking about oil prices.Not very long ago, the scene would have been unimaginable. Oil and gas executives didn’t discuss oil prices in public. They certainly didn’t do so in groups. They didn’t do anything that even hinted at price collusion. They had little to gain and much to lose from discussing oil prices in public.More to loseIt turns out that they hav...

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