20/20 hindsight over Brent spar

David Knott London davidk@ogjonline.com After spending 2 years and £20 million ($36 million) in search of a widely acceptable way to dispose of Brent spar, Shell U.K. Exploration & Production revealed its new plan (see related story, p. 30). Because of the amount of information made public by Shell during the search, the final choice came as no surprise. Also no surprise was the new rash of criticism of Shell with the benefit of hindsight. Greenpeace welcomed Shell's choice of re-use and onshore disposal, instead of dumping at sea, but criticized the company for taking so long and spending so much money before finding the answer. Chris Rose, directo...

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