The last barrel ///

Organizers of last month’s Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition have been quick to publicize the shattering of their attendance record, with 91,682 people visiting this year, versus 60,000 in 2012. What the ONS folks haven’t publicized is that two interesting sub-plots developed during the conference. In one sub-plot, during the opening session, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven suggested that if development of some of Norway’s hydrocarbon resources might be too environmentally risky, or would contribute to climate change, then they should be left in the ground.

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