The Energy Industry Update – August 2010

We are pleased to announce our August 2010 issue of THE SCOTTMADDEN ENERGY INDUSTRY UPDATE. This semi-annual publication features our view of recent significant events and emerging trends in the energy industry.

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This issue’s theme is “An Uncertain Horizon.”  After enduring 2009’s soft energy demand and low prices, energy and utility companies are now beginning to think again about their strategic direction as sales are slowly rebounding and prices are firming.  But headwinds remain, as the pace of economic growth and the regulatory environment remain uncertain. Highlights include:

We hope you will find THE SCOTTMADDEN ENERGY INDUSTRY UPDATE a useful and informative resource. If you would like to discuss our observations in greater detail or have us present them or our views on other industry or management issues to your executive team, please contact us.   View our Energy Practice area.

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