Dr Natalia Yakovleva, Newcastle University London, will deliver a guest lecture

 

Oil and gas transportation: social and environmental impacts

 

Monday, September 5th, at 13:15 in Educa 203.

 

The lecture discusses global oil and gas transportation, its geographical spread and modes of transportation, starting with oil tanker transportation and its environmental impacts. Further, the lecture details land transportation of oil and gas via pipelines. Pipelines are an essential part of hydrocarbon projects. The lecture discusses sustainable development concerns around pipeline construction and operation. In particular, it focuses on community participation issues and solutions, which are illustrated with examples from four different pipeline projects: Baku-Ceyhan in Turkey, Chad-Cameroon pipeline in Sub-Saharan Africa, McKenzie Valley gas pipeline and Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline in Russia. Natalia undertook a fieldwork looking at community participation issues in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in Russia and consultation with indigenous Evenki communities during construction of a section of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline.

 

Natalia Yakovleva is a Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy at Newcastle University London. She has published in e.g. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Geoforum, Journal of Cleaner Production and Resources Policy, and is a member of the Resourcing Future Generations Initiative of the IUGS and a member of the editorial board of the journal Extractive Industries and Society. Yakovleva’s home page at her home university: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/staff/profile//nataliayakovleva.html#research