The Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016 ensure the environment is protected in an area of petroleum exploration or production.

All onshore oil and gas activity must demonstrate that all environmental risks and impacts are identified and reduced to an acceptable level. 

This guide has information on petroleum environmental management including:

  • environmental management plans
  • environmental impact assessments
  • protecting the environment
  • environmental rehabilitation and security bond
  • penalties for operators.

Get the environmental management guide for more information on the regulations.

Guide to Petroleum Environmental Regulations 2016 (1.7 mb)

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Last updated: 03 August 2018