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  • Oil and gas are U.S. lynchpins


    Chris Cragg

    The oil and gas business is at an unusual juncture in our long history. Business is good—oil prices are stable, we’re faster and more efficient than ever in solving sub-surface engineering problems, and our industry now has a decades-long inventory of known, productive drilling locations in the U.S. Yet today, despite our success, we find ourselves in a precarious situation. To put it mildly, the oil and gas industry has a public relations problem which, gone unchecked, could cost us our ability to operate. Even more importantly, it could undermine our country’s economic growth and stability. I believe that people outside of our industry have a tremendous misunderstanding of what we do. Our industry is viewed as part of a problem, not part of a solution.

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