Potential Conflict of Interest in The Dual Functions of The Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources as Both Economic and Environmental Regulator

Eddy Wifa*, Chidinma Kelvin Amaeze , Eze Emem Chioma

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Abstract

Discusses the potential conflicts of interest arising from the dual role played by the Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources as an economic and environmental regulator of the oil and gas industry, and calls for its environmental functions to be transferred to the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency. Considers the lessons offered by similar conflict of interest challenges in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-312
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Energy Law Review
Volume34
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • conflict of interest
  • environmental protection
  • Nigeria
  • Oil and gas industry
  • regulatory bodies

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