NationsBank Corp. made more loans to the energy industry than any other bank in the world last year, according to the trade journal Petroleum Economist. It ranked first in the number of financings, with 152, and in total dollars extended, with $4.1 billion.

Kenneth Cline, American Banker's Atlanta bureau chief recently talked with Samuel J. Atkins 3d, group executive vice president for NationsBank's energy unit in Dallas.

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