Hurricane Isaac Shows the Inherent Risks of Offshore Drilling

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We often hear that weather has the potential to set back oil companies, but how? Fool.com energy editor Joel South discusses Hurricane Isaac and how similar storms can cost the industry huge sums of money. While the temporary setback from Hurricane Isaac should be short-lived, investors need to account for the additional risks of drilling offshore, and be sure to add in an additional premium when investing in this market.

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The article Hurricane Isaac Shows the Inherent Risks of Offshore Drilling originally appeared on Fool.com.

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