First International

Oil industry doesn’t need my defense

My recent articles about the Gulf oil spill have prompted some of your readers to resort to personal attacks on me which are both ill-informed and offensive.


If spending more than 30 years financing and investing in cargo ships of all types, of which some have carried oil for various oil companies, and as a director of the world’s independent tanker owners association, Intertanko, makes me an insider, then the writers are more ignorant than their opinions suggest.


I don’t need to ingratiate myself with anyone, and the suggestion that I have “lined my pockets” from the oil industry is a malicious lie.


Download full article byPaul Slater  (First International, Monday 20th September 2010)


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