ARCO's Swan Song

This week, OGJ turns its spotlight on ARCO and how it improvised its way through a daunting challenge in Ecuador`s rainforest (see story, p. 19).It makes for a fascinating, even inspiring, story, but it is hardly a first for ARCO. In almost 2 decades of covering the industry for OGJ, I have had other opportunities to witness first-hand this company`s innovative style-most notably when sensitive environmental values were at stake.Environmental initiativesAs one ARCO official told me in Ecuador, referring to the Villano project profiled this week, "Part of this is about being a better corporate citizen; (but) one of the real incentives is what we have with our properties in Alaska. As envir...

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