|Children continue to absorb oil assets for frivolous desires|
By Raymond Gary, Partisan Staff Reporter
In the past two years, oil has surged past children as Oklahoma's most precious natural resource, an industry analyst said last week. Gordon McLain, speaking at a luncheon for energy executives and state lawmakers, said aggressive incentives for oil and gas companies would prove far more profitable than spending money on the state's children.
"In the next three to five years, oil will continue to move to $60 or $70 a barrel. At the same time, we see the market for children continuing to decline,"