• December 2009

    This month’s President’s letter will disclose our financial status to the membership. The buzz word in today’s business world is Transparency. I’ve asked the Treasury to give us a report. Items to be included for this letter are: 1. When I first started to draft my letter, my thoughts were of either being Fiscally Conservative […]

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  • November 2009

    First and foremost, I would like to thank Rick Paige for writing last month’s President’s letter. To all the other officers and chairpersons, beware I might kindly ask you to write a President’s letter too. Also stepping in for me was Brent Hopkins who represented the CCGS at the GCAGS convention. I want everyone to […]

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  • October 2009

    I am writing this month’s letter for our president, Juan Cabasos, who is on a leave of absence. For those who don’t know, Juan’s Dad passed away suddenly, and Juan is tending to family matters. I know I speak for our entire membership in extending our heartfelt condolences to Juan and his family, and I […]

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  • September 2009

    It is with great honor and extreme excitement that I write my first President’s Letter to the membership. Before I continue, I must recognize our Past President, Dan Pedrotti and his Board. Dan’s administrative and corporate skills have brought our society to compliance with our bylaws. Two of Dan’s major contributions to the society is […]

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  • May 2009

    It seems like it has been a short year, so this is my last chance to visit with you as President of CCGS. I have enjoyed working with each of you and participating in the many accomplishments of the Society this year. I am going to miss the monthly reminders from Marian Wiedmann of the […]

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  • April 2009

    Our worst nightmare has come true. President Obama and the Democratic Congress have proposed tax increases on the American Oil & Gas Industry that could very possibly spell the end for us who are in the independent exploration business. The President along with the liberal oil industry haters have finally gotten the clout that could […]

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  • March 2009

    I did not know whether to expect gloom and doom or guarded optimism at NAPE this year due to the sudden change in conditions for our industry. I was not able to attend, but have been told that it was still crowded with a lot of booths, but there was not as many folks looking […]

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  • February 2009

    Good bye to 2008 and thank God it is over. A year that saw unprecedented prosperity for our industry ended with the sharpest decline in value of our products since 1985. All these reserves developed at high exploration, drilling and completion costs have suddenly become marginally profitable yet we must continue producing them. Many of […]

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  • January 2009

    DRILL HERE-DRILL NOW-PAY LESSThe outcome of the recent elections has left us again faced with Executive and Legislative Branches of the Federal Government controlled by the enemies of our industry. Despite our tremendous dependence on energy supplies from foreign countries, many of whom are not our friends, the new administration is sure to make strong […]

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  • December 2008

    Thinking of year end planning? Despite our economic woes and collapse of prices for oil and gas, this may be the year to consider making a donation to one of the Corpus Christi Geological Society’s funds. I know that most of us have serious income tax problems due to the great year we had up […]

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