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May 24, 2016 | 61 Pages | English | Ricardo Khoury and Dima Alhaj
Strengthening Environmental Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in Lebanon

In light of potential petroleum production commencing off the coast of Lebanon in the near to medium future, it is necessary to consider the environmental impact and risk of petroleum exploration, development, production, and decommissioning. This paper presents the main environmental risks and impacts associated with offshore oil and gas activities, environmental best practices for offshore environmental management, existing relevant legislation in Lebanon and its adequacy for the new offshore petroleum sector, and conclusions and recommendations to strengthen the existing environmental governance system in Lebanon to adhere to the requirements of the offshore sector.

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