Gulf of Mexico-style leaks continue to drop

The number of offshore oil and gas leaks which caused the major blowout at BP’s Macondo rig in 2010 is continuing to drop, new safety statistics revealed today. The total number of major and significant hydrocarbon releases in 2011/12 fell to 52 compared to 73 last year, the lowest releases for the last ten years, […]

Industry and Government rebuff oil and gas safety fears

The North Sea industry has reacted defensively to comments made by Adam Ma’anit in the Guardian newspaper suggesting that a more serious disaster is only a matter of time following Shell’s recent spill. Adam Ma’anit wrote in The Guardian on Wednesday that the UK Oil and Gas Industry was a “ticking timebomb” and that ageing […]