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

Introduction:

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 fresh water and social impact of the operations. The oil and gas Industry has emphasized on establishing effective management systems to ensure that habitat protection, biodiversity, and the environment issues area significant component of the corporate cultures of the organisations. 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 identify certain key issues and challenge areas.

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