No worries! The environmental footprint of the surveys is zero.
Giorgos Mykoniatis, ELPE, 01/12/ 2018
An honest and conscientious man in the petroleum industry is so rare that he is considered a museum species.
Harold L. Ickes, US Secretary of State, 1936
Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused to local populations by air pollution as well as to people across the globe affected by the floods, droughts and storms being driven by climate change.