The oil and natural gas industry and the federal government have together taken great strides to enhance the safety of offshore drilling operations. The industry has placed a particular focus on increasing its ability to:
- PREVENT spills from occurring.
- INTERVENE to halt any spill that does occur.
- RESPOND to spills with the most effective mitigation measures possible.
As always, standards and best practices will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis in order to protect the environment and promote the safe and responsible development of energy sources that help fuel the American economy.