During an interview last year, David M. Rubenstein, president of The Economic Club of Washington D.C., and John S. Watson, chairman of the board and CEO (retiring February 1, 2018) of Chevron, discussed the antipathy that exists toward oil and gas companies.
It’s true. Consumers typically do not tout their excitement about oil and gas companies, like they do for the Apples and Amazons of the world. Why is that?Think about it. Every few years, some type of negative event occurs, such as an oil spill or pipeline explosion. Understandably, it’s terrible for public relations. According to research, another reason why energy companies aren’t especially popular among consumers is because people don’t necessarily like things they, frankly, don’t have much choice in purchasing. They don’t think much deeper than that; if they did, it’s fair to say their perception would be different.
After all, if we didn’t have oil and gas, where would the world be? Would we be better off? Would we be more advanced? Chances are, no. Oil and gas remain the world’s two most important sources of energy. However, renewables are becoming increasingly important in the energy industry and for the environment.
Using the insights we’ve gleaned from conversations with clients and perspectives from industry executives, we have prepared a guide that describes the current state of the energy industry. Use it as a barometer to measure the impact of your own activities and initiatives. How do you compare to your peers? Are you doing the right things? Should you adjust your strategy to remain or become an industry leader?
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