BDO 2015 Energy Outlook
As 2014 came to a close, the oil & gas industry was reeling from massive oil price declines-prices were down to their lowest point in a half-decade. According to BDO's 2015 Energy Outlook Survey, energy CFOs expect this price volatility to be among their most daunting challenges in the year ahead, but they nevertheless remain optimistic about the industry's long-term growth. Our survey found that M&A activity and access to capital remain bright spots, while shale remains a primary area of investment. At the same time, CFOs expect that the industry will continue to grapple with thorny issues including environmental regulation, taxes and attracting skilled labor.