Tuesday AM May 4th, 2010

Executives from all over the world are getting a look at the latest developments in energy technology as they gather here in Houston. Gail Delaughter reports.

About seventy thousand visitors are at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference, one of the world’s largest energy events. And OTC Chairman Susan Cunningham says the massive oil spill in the Gulf is top of mind, with many companies actively taking a second look at their safety policies.

“I think again, the opportunity to talk about it here, with your colleagues and the different kinds of companies that offer different sorts of services actually, what people are interested in doing.”

And Cunningham says the focus has changed.

“I think it’s just changed the conversation so that it’s focused more on safety and environmental impact than it would have been in previous years.”

Cunningham says this year’s event features more exhibit space than past meetings, with many exhibitors displaying the latest in alternative offshore energy, such as wind and wave power.


Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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