In order to mitigate the risk of supply chain shortages in the energy sector, organisations are constantly having to adapt. This is partly due to shifts in the energy mix and an increase in demand in renewable’s. This has put more pressure on organisations to prevent running out of resources . Businesses pose the risk of customs delays, port congestion or bad weather. These issues have resulted in companies always on the look out for new locations and new resources . Since the majority of these locations are in remote locations, the energy sector poses a high risk of having supply chain issues. Due to the fact that theses remote areas have limited infrastructure or logistics capabilities it often leaves businesses with limited alternatives.
The Gulf of Mexico spillage in 2010 and the Tianjin port explosion are both examples of the impact safety failures can have on the industry. Both of these examples showed that they need a robust emergency response procedure. The need to transport large quantities of personnel and equipment in emergency situations can place a big stress on areas which already have limited infrastructure.