CONOCO MAPS BROAD PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

Conoco Inc. has adopted a sweeping environmental program that includes requiring all its new tankers to be of double hull construction--a first for a U.S. company. Cost of the entire program is expected to be more than $50 million/year. Conoco Pres. Constantine S. Nicandros last week said the petroleum industry must step up its efforts to protect the environment. Studies are under way to determine the added operational safety benefits of double hulled tankers, he said, "but we cannot wait for

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