Future of the Environment

The oil industry has a trust problem – can it put that right?

Risers, the outer casings of oil drill pipes, are seen on the deck of the service vessel Joe Griffin as it prepares to head to Port Fouchon at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, May 11, 2010.

How can the oil ad gas industry rebuild trust? Image: REUTERS/Gerald Herbert/Pool

Maciej Kolaczkowski
Manager, Advanced Energy Solutions Industry, World Economic Forum
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Trust in each industry sector, 2012-2016
Image: Edelman Trust Barometer
A sea turtle covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster
A sea turtle covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster Image: Lee Celano/Reuters
 The Petrobras plummet
Image: CNN
Causes of mistrust in the oil and gas industry
Causes of mistrust in the oil and gas industry Image: Harvard Kennedy School
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