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Environmental Law Issues in Upstream Sector
(Jan – Mar 2017)


Environmental protection is an integral part of the process of achieving sustainable development with reference to Oil and Gas Industry. The environmental issues faced by the oil and gas exploration and production industry mainly include oil spills, damaged lands, accidents and fires, incidents of air emissions, pollution/ contamination of marine, soil, and freshwater, and the social impact of the operations. The oil and gas industry has emphasized establishing effective management systems to ensure that habitat protection, biodiversity, and environmental issues are significant components of the corporate cultures of the organizations. The objective of this write-up is to provide an overview of the environmental management, the related policies, regulatory and legal framework with respect to the upstream sector with a view to identifying certain key issues and challenge areas.

Environmental Law Issues in Upstream Sector (Jan – Mar 2017)