Ray Lofton Dudley: Oil industry’s visionary editor and publisher ///

Teaching and newspaper reporting were the ideal preparation for Ray Lofton Dudley to become the fledgling oil and gas industry’s leading editor and publisher. Mr. Dudley was a passionate advocate for conservation when gushers ruled the day and, as a director of the American Petroleum Institute, he helped lead the campaign for standardization of oilfield equipment. His belief in specialization led Gulf Publishing Company to develop separate publications for specific segments of the industry.

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