Improve oil and gas industry's reputation

07/09/2001
I enjoyed reading your letter stating that "something" needs to be done to improve the oil and gas industry's reputation with the public. Being third generation in my family in this industry I would agree.ellipseexcept that I truly don't believe the public wants an understanding of our industry. It is far easier when pumping gas at $2/gal to fill their Ford to mutter "Those (blank) oil companies, getting rich while I try to pay the gas bill," or similar mutterings when paying the home heating oil bills during a cold winter. They can hear about my company just placing on line a new discovery well producing 1,000 b/d and easily calculate 1,000 x $29/bbl (what they saw in the newspap...
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