Environmental Impact of Oil Refining Industry in Albania - Case of Ballsh Oil Refinery Plant

Lumturi Hoxha, Spiro Drushku, Ismet Beqiraj, Dritan Topi

Abstract


Oil and Gas Processing Industry in Albania is installed near major crude oil resources of the country. Mallakastra region (Ballesh) occupies an important place in this national asset, in which are present not only limestone deposits of oil but also Oil Refinery Plant and Lubricant Plant in Ballsh. Oil Refinery Plant, with a processing capacity of 1.25 million t v-1 crude oil, it has been in use since 1978. Development of Oil Processing Industry except irreplaceable benefits to the national economy has had and has a significant environmental risk to soil, water, air and habitat areas where the industry is installed. Object of study has been taken Mallakastra region, as a region in which coexist and generate environmental negativity as extraction industry and oil processing.

Keywords: crude oil, habitats, environmental impact, refining industry, sources of pollution.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v4i0.1624

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v4i0.1624.g2104

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