Private capital for oil, gas investments remains abundant while public markets sag

US independent oil and gas companies seeking capital to fund their projects must turn increasingly to private equity sources.The aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US have exacerbated a squeeze on public equity capital markets.Since midyear, US capital markets, including those for the exploration and production sector, had already been soft because of weak economic data and corporate earnings, decreased production, and lower consumer confidence. After Sept. 11, even greater uncertainty resulted in sell-offs in both the equity and debt markets."Investors in the E&P sector still are uncertain whether or not long-term prices will hold up and in the near term have oil and gas ...

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