How petroleum firms can shine in ethics debates

Any reader of this article is likely to be someone who makes his or her living from the petroleum industry and have a positive image of it, feeling proud of its achievements and innovations in providing the world with cheap energy.If you were an ordinary citizen, a user of petroleum products rather than a provider, you would most likely have a more negative image. Here are some of the events that would have helped shape your image of the oil industry:The Exxon Valdez oil spill in March 1989, or any of the half a dozen or so larger spills since, all splashed across the media with recurring footage of dead or oiled seabirds.The public outcry in Europe during the summer of 1995 over the plan...

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