A lot of people don’t think about oil and gas in terms of the medicine we need or the food we eat, but most products we buy are touched by this industry. The energy that heats our homes, and powers our cars, trains, planes, and boats allows us to enjoy an advanced quality of life. Much of our current technology is directly powered or indirectly in need of oil and gas. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be regulations and safe practices to ensure the welfare of our planet and the living things that inhabit it. Oil and gas companies have a big responsibility, other than just bringing in a profit. The environment is as much a major concern for them as it is for everyone else.
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is holding the 2013 APPEA Conference in Brisbane, Australia from May 26 to 29. This is the Southern Hemisphere’s leading oil and gas event, where local and international experts from the industry — including people from the technical, economic, environmental, and political sectors — come together and exchange ideas and ways to help promote the sale and reliable use of oil and gas. [Read more...]