Gas and oil are finite fuels and these companies were warned years ago that those fuels would dry up, and were advised to get involved with wave/tide power, hydro-electric, wind turbines and solar power. It's their stupid fault that they took no notice when they maybe could have afforded to branch out into renewables in readiness for the big 'crash', now everybody is suffering the consequences of their lack of common sense ! Joe public can't do much about it, but these huge oil and gas companies can and damn well should, whilst they still have a bit of money to be able to develop into the renewables field. That is my opinion, for what it's worth.