POLICY REPAIR WOULD HELP U.S. PRODUCERS
U.S. Sec. of Energy Hazel O'Leary started a firestorm last week with remarks in London that press reports interpreted as meaning she thinks small oil and gas producers represent a dying breed. The Department of Energy had to scramble to clarify the comments and eventually denied that O'Leary used the words "dying breed." Let there be no question: The breed of small oil and gas producer is not dying; it is evolving-and improving in the process.