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Keywords

Middle East, Lebanon, Oil and Gas, Environment, Risks and Management, Hazards, Governance System, Legislations and Regulations

Disciplines

Engineering | Environmental Law | Legislation | Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law | Petroleum Engineering

Abstract

Due to harsh environment and vulnerability of marine ecosystems, many challenges are faced regarding offshore oil and gas activities. Many steps are currently undertaken to overcome such challenges.

As Lebanon is inside the new oil and gas sector in its offshore region, plans should be made to address environmental challenges that may occur in this sector. The Lebanese environmental governance system meets international standards in various aspects but some gaps are addressed to manage such risks that may be encountered with oil and gas activities in the Lebanese offshore. This article ends by a fast run through environmental regulatory authority, environmental legislations, risk assessments and environmental permits.

ISSN

2706-784X

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