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Natural Resources: Oil

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oil extraction

Accidental impacts

  • Oil spills
  • Chemical spills
  • Gas releases
  • Dropped objects
  • Collisions

Operational impacts

  • Solid and liquid wastes (including sewage, drainage, and dust)
  • Muds, cuttings, and sediments
  • Discharges of cooling water, ballast water, brines, and drilling chemicals
  • Air emissions from power generation, ventilation exhaust, fuel, and chemical storage
  • Flaring
  • Noise and light
  • Disturbance of seabed and rock dumping



Depletion maps

Oil Depletion

Oil Depletion Map: Source: WorldMapper

Gas Depletion

Gas Depletion Map: Source: WorldMapper


tar Sands

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