Offshore in depth ///

Royal Dutch Shell’s dilemma in the Arctic mirrors the oil and gas industry’s predicament in the 21st century. In a world that is becoming increasingly dependent on fossil fuels, oil and gas companies are investing heavily and taking on financial risk to find and produce petroleum reserves. Simultaneously, concerned citizens and politicians, aware of the effect that CO2 emissions have on the climate, blame the oil companies for the problem, without acknowledging that the “fossil fuel industry” makes modern civilization—and their own comfortable lifestyles—possible.

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