Terrorists fail to ground oil and gas industry business travel

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US involving four hijacked airliners apparently haven't dampened the determination of oil industry travelers to fly to meetings and work sites around the world.A spot check last week of international majors, large independents, top oil field service companies, drilling contractors, and industry associations indicated no fear of flying. "In fact, it's probably about as safe now as it will ever be," one service industry executive told OGJ Online.Frequent fliersWith operations around the globe, many oil industry executives and workers are probably second only to airline crews in the amount of flying time logged.In fact, the International Associat...

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