Antecedents of Waste Management in the Oil and gas Industry

Saripah Abdul Latif, Tengku Amira Yasmin Tengku Iskandar

Abstract


Oil and gas industry is known to be one of the industries that contribute major environmental impacts to the world. Operational activities associated with petroleum production in oil and gas industry bring major adverse environmental impacts and may result in air pollution, contamination of water bodies, ground water pollution, shortage of land for waste disposal and potential financial liabilities. Due to improper waste management, the conditions worsen which consequently lowers the quality of life of the population at large. Somehow, there are bounds to be demands for solutions and improvements in the present alarmingly poor situations. The aim of this study is to investigate the antecedents associated with waste management in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia. Based on literature reviews, four antecedents – policy governance, facilities, technology and environmental education - were proposed as to be affecting the waste management in the oil and gas industry. 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Keywords


Waste management, policy governance, facilities, environmental education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i10.1634

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