Oil and gas industry has excellent safety record

06/6/2013 | Rockford Squire (Mich.), The

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry has an exceptional track record in safety because of smart practices designed to avert disasters and protect personnel, writes Robert Bradley, CEO and founder of the Institute for Energy Research. There have been serious incidents, including the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the industry has strengthened safety systems and developed new technologies in response. Scientists have also determined that the frequency of offshore oil spills from 1996 through 2010 was "relatively low" despite the Gulf incident, Bradley writes.

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