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➔ Oil spills are one of the most graphic manifestations of the environmental risks run by a carbon economy reliant on fossil fuels

➔ Oil is expected to remain the world’s principal fuel well beyond 2030: by then consumption is expected to be some 25% higher than today

➔ Despite the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster an increase in deep-water oil drilling is foreseen as the frontier for new petroleum reserves advances, pushing up against the limits of exploration and exploitation

➔ The dangers associated with deep-water drilling are expected to cause considerable further increases in the environmental and economic costs of oil spills