Mark Lammey

Business reporter at the P&J. Formerly online editor and deputy business editor at The Moscow Times.

WATCH: LR unveils pipeline leak remedy


Does the fear of pipeline leaks and ruptures keep you awake at night? You don’t need us to tell you that the impact of pipeline corrosion, cracks and leaks can be significant. The operational costs due to shutdown and repair, and the lost profit and liability costs associated with pipeline rupture can surpass millions of dollars.


A US privacy law would be good news for the UK oil and gas sector


The end of October was a busy spell in the world of data protection and privacy law. Facebook was fined £500,000 for data sharing with app developers in a way that wasn't transparent and secure. Morrisons was found liable in a group action raised by employees after a rogue employee stole employee data. However, controversially, the even bigger news was the speech by Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook, praising the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and called for a US equivalent.