A discussion of oil and gas production, its potential environmental impacts, and appropriate mitigation measures.
Follow the links below to learn about oil and gas production and the environmental impacts of the various phases of oil and gas production projects, including exploration, drilling/development, production, and decommissioning/reclamation. You'll also find information about mitigation measures that can be used to reduce environmental impacts.
Resources and Technology
Oil and gas resources and their geographic distribution, production facilities, and production scales.
Oil and gas production requires pipeline systems to transport the product over long distances. Environmental impacts from oil and gas pipelines are discussed separately in the Energy Transmission section, and must be considered in addition to the impacts presented here.