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What they said about Obama's State of the Union address

Opinions on the SOU, energy and the US economy from across the industry and political spectrum

"It's unfortunate that the administration seems poised to stifle what remains one of America's strongest job creating industries. The oil and natural gas industry is a key driver of new jobs and economic prosperity. Producing more oil and gas at home, which most Americans want, could create hundreds of thousands of jobs, reduce our deficit by billions and enhance our energy security." API boss Jack Gerard "We want jobs and then you say you're going to tax the oil industry and that's going to cost you jobs." T Boone Pickens, the 82-year-old tycoon who admitted he slept through much of the speech and woke only after a sharp elbow from his wife – when Obama mentioned energy "The federal gover

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