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ConocoPhillips fined £3m over gas leaks on offshore platform


A fuel company has been fined £3 million after gas leaks on one of its platforms over three years ago. ConocoPhillips admitted safety failings at Lincoln Crown Court following two uncontrolled and one controlled gas release 70 miles off the Lincolnshire coast at the end of 2012.

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International SOS on 3 main pitfalls of business travel


A travel security services provider has told Aberdeen firms not to become fixated on the threat of terrorist attacks when deciding whether to send employees abroad. International SOS, which provides medical advice and referrals for offshore workers and business people travelling to remote locations, said that while the risk of attack has become more prevalent in developed countries, it will never be the biggest danger. Even if you are in a country with a high level of risk, the main hazards will always be petty theft, road traffic accidents and muggings, said Peter Cooper, the company’s regional security manager for the UK and Ireland.