US independents coping with consolidation, price volatility, high costs, limited capital

The articles in this special report were written by Senior Staff Writers Steven Poruban and Paula Dittrick. The companies profiled in the sidebar articles are the top 10 fastest-growing US independents, in terms of stockholders' equity growth, according to their ranking in the latest OGJ 200 (see tables this page and OGJ, Oct. 1, 2001, p. 78). Click here to enlarge imageAs the US oil and gas supply matrix evolves, so too will the role of the US independent exploration and production company. Since the most recent downturn, industry has been chal lenged by both political and market volatility on its road to recovery. Ultimately, the independent E&P firms that have best met these chall...

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