Editorial: The next 15 years

What kind of world?—2 What kind of world does the oil and gas industry want? The question appeared here last week with an elaboration: What kind of better world is the industry and its specialist workforce willing to envision in partnership with people in general and to help make real? It’s an idealistic question with practical implications. A world of corruption and chronic poverty, constantly at war with itself, is much less conducive to profitable business than a peaceful world oriented to economic progress and motivated by hope. No single industry can make either vision real by itself, of course. But actions have consequences. Actions inevitably flow from decisions ground...

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