Drilling ahead: Through transition and change ///

That just about sums up the challenge we face as an industry and as a nation. Wise indeed. During a season when most energy-related companies were performing well for their clients and creating value for their stakeholders - while providing fuel for society - energy became a hot political topic. The public (and many politicians) expressed harsh words for anything attached to fossil fuel, as evidenced by network news at the pump and critical speeches on the campaign trail. It confirms again that the energy industry cannot serve its investors, clients, employees and society, and be appreciated by much of the public at the same time. No change there. With news that the drilling moratoria for the Outer Continental Shelf - in place for some 26 years - had been deleted from the recent budget bill, light began to shine through the clouds of US offshore energy policy.

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