The Energy Industry Update – February 2011

We are pleased to announce our February 2011 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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In the wake of a slowly improving economy, a change of political control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and tightening environmental requirements, the energy industry is looking at ways to expand business opportunities while keeping a rein on escalating costs.  In this issue, we reflect upon the aspirations of energy and utility companies for growth in a “New Normal” economic environment.  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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