Putting A Happy Face on a Difficult Industry : Blog Of The Nation With gas prices high and public perception of the oil and gas industry low, how will Jack Gerard convince America that the oil companies are the good guys?
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Putting A Happy Face on a Difficult Industry

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I can just guess what the help-wanted ad looked like for the new head of the trade group representing the oil and gas industry. With gas prices at new records and people fuming about record profits at many oil companies, serving as spokesperson for the American Petroleum Institute will take some seriously thick skin. Fortunately, Jack Gerard, the man named to fill the post come November knows a thing or two about representing industries that many people love to hate... mining and chemicals among them. So, how will he sell the oil and gas industry on Americans, and to congress? We'll ask him. And this is your first chance to talk with the future head of the oil and gas industry in America... leave your comments here.