Geoecological Risks in the Gas Industry

  • Vladimir N. Bashkin
  • Rauf V. Galiulin
Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 28)


This chapter discusses geoecological risks in the gas industry, where these risks can manifest in the form of accidents associated with destruction of structures and technical devices, and uncontrolled emissions and explosions of chemicals that lead to toxic effects and pollution of the environment, as well as disturbances of the soil and vegetation cover of the territories, due to mechanical effects leading to seasonal thawing of soils and changes in their engineering strength. It has also been shown that geoecological risks in the gas industry can manifest at all stages of its operation, i.e., during geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, and processing of gas and gas condensate, as well as during transportation of the hydrate inhibitor methanol, use of surface-active substances, and gas combustion in torch installations.


Geoecological risk Gas industry Operational stages Accidents Pollutant emissions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir N. Bashkin
    • 1
  • Rauf V. Galiulin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science RASPushchino, The Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Basic Biological Problems RASPushchino, The Moscow RegionRussia

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