Oil and gas companies operate in an environment that is beset with regulatory, financial, and competitive pressures. The industry is operating under market volatility, tremendous price pressure, and inconsistent legal and regulatory frameworks. All of these issues constitute an increasingly challenging market environment for industry to navigate and manage. The Clearing assists organizations across the industry find tangible ways to persist through the difficulties and emerge stronger.

The Clearing serves a wide spectrum of stakeholders in the industry: national and international oil and gas trade associations, governments, major and independent commercial oil companies, and natural gas companies. We have worked on strategic issues across the oil and gas supply chains involving upstream, midstream, and downstream operations.

The Clearing has helped these organizations navigate the uncertainty by:

  • Clarifying how they can create and sustain significant shared values with their shareholders, employees, and critical stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicating their value proposition to various stakeholders on such important issues as national security, risk management, environmental performance, energy independence, and safety. This tailored messaging reaches:
  • Consumers
  • Federal, state, and local regulators
    • Oil and gas employees
    • Government agencies
    • First responders
    • Understanding and mapping the complexity in which they operate so that challenges and risk can be anticipated and mitigated.

Around the world, utilities have been beset by increasing competition, enhanced regulatory pressure, more robust environmental controls, slowing demand in some parts of the world, and a trend towards renewable energy.  In the meantime, wind, solar, waste-to-energy, and other alternative technologies are delivering more of the world’s energy supply as costs decrease and consumers pursue energy independence and reduced carbon footprints.

The Clearing works with companies to:

  • Better understand the stakeholder environment.
  • Focus on optimizing the core business while evaluating adjacencies.
  • Listen to the voice of the customer in an effort to gain and retain consumer loyalty.
  • Develop the fewest, most important initiatives that can drive growth, operational efficiencies, and market share.

Recent examples of our work