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Description

This report considers potential environmental, social and economic impacts of BP's planned exploratory oil drilling project, and any future oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.

The report:

  • describes Australia's oil and gas industry, and BP's exploratory program as well as an introduction to the geographical, social and economic features of the Great Australian Bight region.
  • provides an overview of the regulatory framework governing offshore oil and gas activities in Australia.
  • canvasses issues raised in relation to the regulation of the offshore oil and gas industry. This includes issues with the adequacy of community consultation, and proponent and regulator transparency.
  • examines the economic impact of oil and gas exploration and production, at both the regional and national level.
  • examines the potential effects of an oil spill on the region's industries, wildlife, and ecosystems. It also examines the potential impact of exploratory activities such as seismic surveying.
  • examines the capacity of industry and government to mitigate the effects of an oil spill.
Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-76010-536-5

Publication place:
Canberra