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Precourt: 'Great Strides', Challenges Ahead For Alternative Energy

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By Susan Klann, Hart Energy
May 1, 2014

Early on, Chicago native Jay Precourt's father discouraged him from following in his footsteps in the textile industry. This was OK, because Jay had formed a romantic notion of becoming an oil and gas wildcatter--a vision he "never doubted."

Throughout his high school, university and grad school years, Precourt spent summers working in the oil industry: at refineries, a petroleum research lab, in marketing, on or around drilling rigs and at Standard Oil (N.J.) in New York, helping him understand at an early age the energy business from the wellhead ...


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