Permian operators with acreage on federal leases are getting a head start on permitting as the 2020 presidential election and the prospect of a hydraulic fracturing ban loom, writes Caroline Evans. "I think more than anything where the government could come in and slow us down or hurt us is on permitting, and so we're really working hard to permit as much of our federal acreage as we can," Spur Energy chief executive Jay Graham said at the recent Executive Oil Conference