US oil, gas companies reassessing post-Sept. 11 security risks

The US oil and natural gas industry takes pride in its longstanding security standards and crisis management plans for protecting property, assets, and stakeholders from natural disasters, accidents, or begrudged individuals.But since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the US, the industry has intensely scrutinized all security measures and contingency plans across its vast infrastructure for any previously unforeseen vulnerabilities."Obviously, we had to rethink the whole thing based on the unthinkable," said Bobby Gillham, global security manager for Conoco Inc. "We've done new risk assessments using our imaginations about how could we be attacked and what measures can we pu...

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