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-- borert jedd (borert jedd@aol.com), February 10, 1999


oil & gas

-- rb (rb@web.net), February 11, 1999.

Preceding thread on this subject:

Oil & Gas September Survey Results, Next one in February at http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000U6S

-- No Spam Please (anon@ymous.com), February 11, 1999.

"Sarah Scheuer (American Public Gas Association (APGA)) reported only a slight increase in the response rate. Those who responded, however, showed a shift towards readiness with more being in the remediation and validation stages. Most public gas systems expect to complete testing of systems by June, and testing of contingency plans by July. Sarah expressed concern over the low response rate and what this means for the readiness of this sector, and the municipalities that operate and depend on public gas systems. APGA plans to do some further follow-up calls to try and increase the response rate." ... "Katie Hirning emphasized that the President's Council is quite concerned about the reaction of the public to extremist predictions of Y2K problems. John Koskinen has stressed the importance of being more effective in getting out the message that progress is being made, that the industry expects to be ready, and the industry has plans to deal with any problems that emerge. This points to the need of the working group to plan a publicity campaign for the sector. "

-- borert jedd (borert jedd@aol.com), February 11, 1999.

Clearly the PR dept hasn't gotten the e-mail or read the bulletin board. The spin hasn't taken hold here yet.


-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), February 11, 1999.

By all means.... if the facts are bad or non-existant, then make up your own. Our govt at work... No wonder we dont trust them.

-- me (justme@aol.com), February 11, 1999.

" Kendra Martin (American Petroleum Institute (API)) .. also reported that companies are showing a 10% to 15% shift towards completing Y2K plans from August to December."

This only tells us that progress is being made. It does NOT give the reader any idea of what the overall status is. Why not include this in the report?

-- J (JC@gateway.net), February 11, 1999.

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