Former Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman riffed on souls crossing the River Styx and the Will Smith movie “Men in Black” during his keynote address Friday at an energy conference sponsored by the University of Tulsa this week.
Like souls crossing the mythical River Styx, oil and gas would be mostly OK in the short-term, but coal would continue to decline as part of the energy mix, he said at the Oil and Gas in the 21st Century conference.
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