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Title: Social impact assessment of FDI in energy projects: Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline as a case study

 

Authors: Konstantinos J. Hazakis; John C. Mourmouris

 

Addresses:
Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, Komotini, PC 69100, Greece
Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, Komotini, PC 69100, Greece

 

Abstract: The paper follows a systematic process to identify and assess the potential social impacts that the proposed Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline may have in the Evros prefecture. Based on already existent analytical frameworks (IAIA, World Bank, IPIECA), the paper concludes that in the exception of spill risk, there are no significant negative side effects. However, the paper proposes specific mitigation measures that will be incorporated in the energy transportation project to avoid or minimise negative impacts during the construction-operation stages of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

 

Keywords: social impact assessment; oil pipelines; FDI; energy projects; spill risk; foreign direct investment.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2012.049991

 

Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets, 2012 Vol.5, No.3/4, pp.299 - 315

 

Available online: 21 Oct 2012

 

 

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