Cape Oil International seeks to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of exploration and extraction sites. Prevention of spills is the first line of defence, and the oil industry, together with federal agencies, must take steps to reduce the risks of oil spills. Once a spill occurs, however, improved response coordination between federal, state, and local authorities should produce more rapid and effective cleanup actions and decrease the environmental impact of the discharge. Cleaning techniques that are more effective and less labour-intensive are being developed. The costs of cleanup activities, ecosystem restoration, and legal settlements of oil spills are so high that the best strategy is to work to prevent discharges, and Cape Oil International will provide you with guidelines and strategies to avoid such environmental dilemmas.