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The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Monday issued a statement reassuring that the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities undertaken in the country follow international best practices and pose no threat to the surrounding environment or ecosystem.
The statement follows concerns raised by several quarters regarding the effect of these activities on agriculture, ground water, and methane levels in the surrounding areas. “Extraction of oil and gas from the sub-surface is a well-established practice and the E&P industry uses state-of-the-art technology for the operations and takes maximum care for environmental effects,” the Ministry said in its statement. “The operators also get Environment Impact Assessment done before carrying out any drilling activities.”
The statement went on to say that the drilling and production process requires only about 120 square meters of land.
The statement added, the production of hydrocarbons will benefit Tamil Nadu and its citizens in the form of royalties, VAT and additional employment generation.
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