Regulations on exploration and production of unconventional hydrocarbons in the framework of environment protection and monitoring

The research report has been prepared by “KT-Energia” in the framework of “Ukrainian  Unconventional Gas Institute” project being executed by “Shell Exploration and Production  Ukraine Investments (IV) B.V.” and British Council.

Legislation of Ukraine related to environmental protection and monitoring at unconventional hydrocarbon production, acting as of the beginning of October 2014, has been analyzed in the  report. It reviews the project issues of environment impact assessment and environmental expert  review, permitting procedures in environment protection sphere, limitations imposed on well  placing, requirements on surface and ground waters’ and water sources’ protection, waste  management and others.

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