The legacy of oil refining in India, one of the world’s largest economies, shows the industry can develop with little risk to the climate, OPEC’s leader said. Mohammad Barkindo, the secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, led a delegation to India to visit the Digoi refinery, one of the oldest in the world and the origin of India’s oil industry. The first well there was tapped in the late 1800s. Now, Barkindo said the environmental legacy of the area shows processing can proceed without harming the surrounding landscape. “I saw greenery around the well and the refinery,” the secretary general said in a statement . “The oil industry that has fueled the current civilization is climate friendly.” Most of the major incidents of oil […]