regardless of poor ER's. Why? Americans love American energy producers. If big investors have a choice between a mediocrely managed American oil producer or an excellently run Co. producing oil/ng in another country they will buy into the American Co. .Hope springs eternal that things will change is the thought. I too believe that you buy where your bread is buttered However,the American Co. producers know this, as well, so they aren't as incentivized to excel for maximum success for all (investors) involved. That attitude, quite simply, needs to be taken to task by the shareholders! My opinion!