Friday, July 17, 2015

What's A Corporation To Do When Things Go Really, Really Wrong In A De/Self-Regulated Industry?


Why, they say 'sorry', of course:

Nexen is apologizing for a pipeline break that leaked five million litres of bitumen, sand and water at its Long Lake oilsands facility in northern Alberta this week.

"We are deeply concerned with this," said Ron Bailey, Nexen's senior vice-president of Canadian operations. "We sincerely apologize for the impact this had caused."...

And then, I guess, with that taken care of we all just move along.


Post about the increasing de/self-regulation of the dead-dinosaur-hide-in-the-sky industry is...Here.


1 comment:

JasonS said...

The best part of this whole affair is that we can see first hand how "world class" pipeline construction and maintenance is carried out.
That pipe line was constructed in 2014. It had all the bells and whistles that a brand new pipeline can have. And it still failed.The only way it was discovered was someone was walking there. What would happen if it was up in the middle of BC where not a soul was near ? Could it have spilled for years into the eco system with no one walking by ? I thought they had pressure monitoring and spill mitigation plans etc. Brand new pipelines same old spills. Business as usual .