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dc.contributor.authorAmbituuni, A.*
dc.contributor.authorAmezaga, J.*
dc.contributor.authorEmeseh, Engobo*
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T09:14:03Z
dc.date.available2017-11-30T09:14:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-01
dc.identifier.citationAmbituuni A, Amezaga J and Emeseh E (2014) Analysis of safety and environmental regulations for downstream petroleum industry operations in Nigeria: Problems and prospects. Environmental Development. 9: 43-60.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/14005
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Nigerian economy depends on the petroleum industry for revenue and fuel to drive its growth. However, the petroleum industry has been associated with major issues of accidents and disasters which have contributed to vast safety and environmental problems. This is especially true for all sectors of the industry including the downstream. Against this back-drop, this paper critically examines the provisions in various environmental and petroleum laws and the institutional arrangements for monitoring and enforcement to evaluate their adequacy for ensuring safety and proper environmental management within the downstream sector. The review revealed the limitations of the framework such as incoherent laws, overlaps, duplications and conflicting regulatory functions. In addition, the paper looked beyond the regulatory framework to factors within wider socio-political and governance context that contribute to the lack of effectiveness of the regulatory framework. Poor governance, rent seeking culture and inadequate funding were also identified as the key contributing factors to implementation deficit. However, the paper did find that provisions in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) (Draft) and National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Amendment Bill offers some prospects that address some of the limitations within the reviewed framework.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2013.12.002en_US
dc.subjectNigeria; Safety and environmental laws and regulations; Downstream petroleum industry operationsen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of safety and environmental regulations for downstream petroleum industry operations in Nigeria: Problems and prospectsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2013-12-06
dc.date.application2013-12-18
dc.typeArticleen_US
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