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    Fort McMurray: How a background of issues can turn an incident into a crisis

    The recent catastrophic wildfires that swept through Alberta, Canada – and in particular the town of Fort McMurray – were more than just a devastating natural disaster, they were the culmination of a series of factors that have created an industry crisis. In an area where one in sixteen jobs is tied to the energy […]

    LNG, the changing state of play and being ready to respond

    Those within the industry know that LNG production and shipping are extremely safe. In more than 70 years, the LNG industry has had few notable incidents; the most tragic and last being the Cleveland East Ohio gas explosion in 1944. However, the industry model is shifting with the beginning of US exports of LNG, and […]

    People first: remembering what it means

    I was fortunate to attend a lunch recently where the keynote address was made by Deborah Tice, international campaigner, eloquent speaker, and mother of kidnapped journalist Austin Tice. Austin is an American citizen, born and raised in Houston, Texas. He was taken hostage three and a half years’ ago while reporting in Syria on the, then […]