Environment? What environment?

Publicly, the energy industry is paying more attention to environmental concerns like global warming. But an informal poll this week at OTC suggested the industry believes it may have bigger priorities in coming years.
At a panel discussion Monday, industry executives, engineers and other OTC attendees were asked to predict the top driver/inhibitor for the industry going forward.
Their five choices: Demand from emerging markets, competition for supplies, hydrocarbon resource availability, environment and climate change and geopolitics.
The winner? Geopolitics. The loser, by a mile, was environment and climate change. Not one person in the room ranked it first.