Oily governors

Normally, when you think of an oilman who has become the chief executive of his state, you think of Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who was an independent operator in Midland, Tex., for several years.And, of course, his father was a drilling contractor in Midland before he ascended to the US presidency.Oil backgroundsBut there are other governors who have oily backgrounds. Three surfaced at the annual meeting of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) in New Orleans recently. They are: Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, and Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles.Gov. Foster is a former roustabout for the old Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now ExxonMobil Corp.) and is currently ...

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