The agency also said it would not leave any stone unturned to ensure that operators in the industry comply with set rules with a view to minimising inherent risks as well as evolve standards in the sector that can stand the test of time.
Besides, the agency said it is considering stringent actions against the indiscriminate citing of gas stations in the residential vicinity and the activities of tanker drivers in the country.
According to the Deputy Director, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Division, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Dr. Musa Zagi and Mr. Paul Osu, Head Public Affairs of the DPR were the guest speakers on the DPR HALF HOUR PROGRAM.
The theme of the event is:’’Driving Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Industry through Improved Stakeholders’ Environmental Stewardship
Mr Paul Osu mentioned the key stakeholders for the conference which includes the Minister of Petroleum, the Department of Petroleum Resources, the Oil and Gas Industry Operators consisting of Independent Marketers, Students and NGO’s.
The aim is to promote and entrench a safe and environmentally sustainable oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The 18th edition of the International HSE Biennial Conference on the Oil and Gas Industry inNigeria has been scheduled to hold from November 26 – 28, 2018 with the theme: “Driving Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Industry through Improved Stakeholders’ Environmental Stewardship.” Assessing the import of the 39 year old confab, Zagi said the previous conferences have led to several achievements which include: Development of the Environmental Guidelines and
Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN), the emergence of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the subsequent establishment of the State Environmental Protection
Agencies, the creation of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), establishment of the Environmental Sanitation Day, though it is no longer held in Lagos but still be held in some parts of the Country every last or first Saturday of the month.