Energy Cos. Want Land, Workers, Esteem: Survey

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Energy executives are worried about getting access to drillable land, retaining employees and changing public perception about the industry, according to a survey released Tuesday by Grant Thornton LLP in Houston.

About 90 respondents from public and private companies named these three factors as major challenges, according to the sixth annual Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies.

From a legislative standpoint, respondents said there is no need for additional incentives such as tax credits. Rather, access to acreage was the critical issue, especially in the Gulf...
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