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07/21/2014

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The recent International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Ga., underscored the oil and natural gas industry’s continuing commitment to safe energy development – using new technologies and deployed expertise to quickly and appropriately respond in the event of an accidental spill.

Below, check out a new video featuring conference attendees, talking about IOSC’s valuable role in bringing together experts, service providers and government officials in the broad effort to keep improving the safety of offshore oil and natural gas development.

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05/09/2014

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Preventing spills, preparing for the possibility of spills, responding to incidents and restoration planning were the focus of the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference – a week-long discussion/demonstration of industry’s commitment to safe and responsible energy development and environmental safety. The exercise on the Savannah River shows how robotics, modern communications and other techniques pinpoint a spill’s location while feeding video, photos, water samples and other data to decision makers nearby or half a world away via satellite link.

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05/08/2014

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Highlights from API President and CEO Jack Gerard’s remarks at the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Ga.:

  • The United States’ rise to energy superpower status, built on surging oil and natural gas production, will demand increased energy infrastructure.
  • Greater demand for energy will spotlight the oil and natural gas industry’s ability to develop reserves, but also how well industry transports and stores the energy it produces.
  • Continuing to add to and improve industry’s ability to prevent and prepare for spills, as well as its response if incidents occur, will be key to sustaining America’s oil and natural gas renaissance.

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05/06/2014

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The major themes of the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference – prevent, prepare, respond, restore – reflect the priority industry places on safety in transporting oil and petroleum-based products.

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02/05/2014

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The animation below is just one example of the educational features that can be found on OilSpillPrevention.org, our new website that launched last month. The site is full of information about the oil and natural gas industry’s efforts to meet the nation’s energy needs while maintaining safe and environmentally sound operations.

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01/14/2014

Rivers & Lakes

Removal of oil collected in natural eddies or coves is a major priority, as these are often prime feeding and breeding grounds for fish and wildlife.

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01/14/2014

Oceans

In ocean spills, the goal is to prevent the spill from reaching shore, to reduce the impact on marine life and to speed the degradation of any unrecovered oil.

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01/14/2014

Shoreline

Shoreline cleanup must be carefully tailored to distinct ecosystems, including sand, rocks, wetlands and marshes.

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01/14/2014

Land

The highest response priorities in a land spill are to prevent oil from leaching into groundwater or entering waterways as run-off

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