Green Guide

The Peruvian Amazon is home to extraordinary biological and cultural diversity. But rapid proliferation of oil and gas exploration zones now threatens the region’s biodiversity. Researchers have now developed new best practice guidelines to minimise the impacts of such development in the region. These guidelines couple technical aspects of hydrocarbon production with ecological and social aspects. Analyses reveal that, contrary to the popular belief that such practices are expensive, following the guidelines can reduce overall costs of hydrocarbon exploration and production in the region. 


Down To Earth, May, 2013