Why I Write This

I am an investor in independent oil and gas exploration and production, primarily in the South. I started this blog to give me a place to write down my thoughts, and to discuss and recommend articles of interest about the oil business.

In particular, I have been appalled by the blatant spin and accompanying lack of knowledge found too often in public discussion of the oil business, in Congress and in the media. You would think that the oil business is 1) always massively profitable, 2) risk free, and 3) granted subsidies and tax breaks unlike any other kind of business.

While my position is admittedly not free of bias, I hope that I can explain something of what I have learned about the business and its future. In the course of this, perhaps I can help raise the level of discussion above that of just whipping on the oil business.