1971 Imperial Oil Seminar: Economic Implications of Environmental Protection on Ocean Marine Transportation Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

This 1971 document from Imperial Oil Ltd, the Canadian subsidiary of Exxon, is a seminar on “The Economic Implications of Environmental Protection.” This document is part of the ClimateFiles Imperial Oil document set, gleaned by DeSmog researchers from the Glenbow Imperial Oil Archive Collection.

This seminar is primarily concerned with the cost of various reforms to oil tankers to prevent future spills, and mentions the involvement of the oil industry in creating regulatory policies: “To provide more effective communication between the oil industry, governments and international legal bodies, the major oil companies established in 1970 an organization named the Oil Companies International Marine Forum. This group is currently working closely with IMCO…I am pleased to state that the oil companies’ forum has received strong support from the Canadian Government delegation at IMCO.”

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