Principles of Oil Spill Preparedness and Response

Oil supplies for our way of life and drives our economy. With the use of this resource comes potential risks to our shared values. In the unlikely event of an incident, the petroleum industry’s oil spill preparedness and response system combats the effects of spilled oil. These guiding principles allow the responders to plan for and quickly address an incident, through a well managed process. With zero incident the ever-present goal, should an incident occur, the most rapid and effective response is what is generated though proven principles of oil spill preparedness and response.