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Flirting With Disaster: the Return of Offshore Drilling
It’s been decades since a fisherman out of Montauk on Long Island told me about seeing a ship in the Atlantic Ocean east of Long Island similar to those he had seen searching for oil in the Gulf of Mexico when he was a shrimper there.
- Karl Grossman
I telephoned oil company after company and each gave a firm denial about having any interest in looking for petroleum off Long Island.
That was until a PR man from Gulf called back and said, yes, his company was looking for oil and gas off Long Island—and was involved in a consortium of 32 oil companies (many of which earlier issued denials).
It was my first experience in oil industry honesty—an…