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How Will the U.S. Presidential Election Affect the Energy Industry?



How will the U.S. presidential election affect the energy industry? There may be opportunities – for new infrastructure or renewable projects and challenges – such as to further oil & gas exploration and development. Risks may arise across all levels: federal, state, local and global and involve regulations, taxes, litigation, environmental or shareholder issues. Energy companies need to respond to these issues and communicate with stakeholders.

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