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General Discussion / A more informed electorate?
« Last post by rebelinabluestate on November 06, 2012, 12:58:03 am »
Throughout the past four years, the U.S. oil and gas industry has expanded public outreach efforts to better inform voters about what they do and their key role in the economy (job creation, etc.). Do you think these efforts to educate voters have been successful in that voters know more about oil and gas than they did four years ago? Also, do you think that voters' perception of the industry has become more positive?
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General Discussion / comprehensive energy policy
« Last post by RiGGEE2 on October 31, 2012, 10:36:37 am »
As we get closer to the Elections, what do you think is the likelihood of a comprehensive energy policy being enacted over the next four years?
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General Discussion / Post-Debate Viewpoints?
« Last post by ProEnergy on October 29, 2012, 05:36:18 pm »
Now that the debates have ended, who is best positioned to really become the next U.S. President and champion oil and gas development?
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General Discussion / Employment conundrum
« Last post by ProEnergy on October 29, 2012, 05:30:06 pm »
The number of jobs in global oil and gas has grown as other industries have shed jobs in the economic recession. Why do you think this is so?
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General Discussion / Re: Job Outlook
« Last post by rcoleman on October 29, 2012, 09:59:05 am »
Sadly I must agree with you.  Our congress is beholden to the business lobbies.  If you don't give them money they can't seem to hear what you're saying.
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Romney appears to be gaffe-prone when it comes to foreign diplomacy. During the summer, he came over to Europe and upset a few people. He even managed to insult America's biggest ally in the region:

http://www.telegraph.co.u...dows-visit-to-London.html

Certainly don't think calling for a trade war with China is the best idea at the moment...


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General Discussion / Re: Saturday Night Live
« Last post by jonuk on October 28, 2012, 03:54:54 pm »
Is there an alternative link to this? I can't view the hulu clip from the UK...
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General Discussion / Re: Job Outlook
« Last post by jonuk on October 28, 2012, 03:51:17 pm »
I'm not an American, but my own view regarding the creation of jobs in any country is to do with the fact that Big Business generally likes to achieve economies of scale so that they can create efficiencies that enable them to do more with fewer workers, while smaller businesses generally like to take on people as they grow. So, in short, Big Business likes to fire people while smaller businesses (when allowed) like to take on more people.

So, corporation tax regimes should favour smaller, growing companies - whether in the energy sector or other industries - while red tape that holds managers back from recruiting people should be scrapped for small firms. For example, here in the UK workers' rights such as maternity leave and greater job protection means that managers of small businesses need to think long and hard before they make a hiring decision. 

Sadly, politicians of all hues appear to see Big Business as their main constituency...
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General Discussion / How foreign is domestic energy?
« Last post by NRG2014 on October 25, 2012, 05:54:38 pm »
Xander Vagg from American Security Project asks:

In Hilary Clinton's "Energy Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century" speech, the Secretary outlined energy’s importance to American foreign policy, describing it as an issue that touches on wealth and power, economic development and the environment, and political stability. What does "Energy Diplomacy" mean to you, and would it be a priority for your administration given the incredible array of American interests abroad? What is the relationship between our domestic energy resources and our ability to conduct a smarter, modern foreign policy?
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General Discussion / Pledging support to energy efficiency
« Last post by ProEnergy on October 25, 2012, 05:09:42 pm »
In a recent article http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?hpf=1&a_id=121578 Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions Executive Director Branko Terzic  said pledging support to energy efficiency and conservation and renewables puts utilities and oil and gas companies in a good strategic position. What do you think?
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