Oil and terrorist risk

Hostilities in Israel and Lebanon without doubt raise the vulnerability of oil and gas workers throughout the Middle East. But the risk must be kept in perspective and addressed with concern for local communities, says a security consultant who once developed counterterrorist techniques for the British military.Andrew Kain, managing director of AKE Ltd., Hereford, UK, discussed terrorist risk in the energy industry at a presentation to insurers July 25 in London.“Energy and oil will be a priority” of terror groups, Kain said. Terrorists seek to achieve aims out of proportion to their group sizes and resources. While oil and gas facilities provide that kind of opportunity, they...

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