Monthly Archives: August 2013

Private Equity’s unique role in chemicals

I have recently been thinking about Gordon Cain, who was a client and a good friend and, above all, a unique individual. After a successful career as a high level Conoco executive, he put on an entrepreneurial cap and spent a … Continue reading

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Dow is right: Natural gas exports should be limited

While it’s undoubtedly true that fracking has been a real game changer for the domestic energy industry, I get nervous when I see the government adopting a policy to allow more and more exports of natural gas with the growing … Continue reading

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An immigrant’s son succeeded while “Big Oil” was seeking new oil fields abroad

 George Mitchell, son of a Greek goatherder immigrant with an unpronounceable name, was born in Galveston in 1919 and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in petroleum engineering and geology. He recently died with a legacy: “cracking the … Continue reading

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