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.
International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2012 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.299 - 315
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 21 Oct 2012 *