Prevention and compensation of trans-boundary damage in relation to cross-border (oil and gas) pipelines

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


Cross-border pipelines provide a relatively safe but economic tool for transportation of large quantities of oil and gas across international borders. Meanwhile pipelines cannot be kept completely safe from accidents, like in 2004 near Brussels (24 people died) and in 2010 in Michigan (oil spill that contaminated wildlife habitat). This thesis addresses the impact and application of various policy instruments and regulation at the international level, which may be considered as an appropriate instrument to guarantee the safety of cross-border oil and gas pipelines. It makes a contribution to the comprehension of the possible damage which may be caused by the construction and operation of the pipelines. Furthermore, it has tried to provide a multi-faceted assessment of the regulatory framework governing the prevention and compensation of trans-boundary damage which may be caused by oil and gas pipelines. Piri reveales that there are still deficiencies in the prevention and compensation of such trans-boundary damage.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Faure, Michael, Supervisor
Award date2 Dec 2015
Place of PublicationAntwerp
Print ISBNs978-17-8068-361-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • cross-border pipelines
  • trans-boundary accidents
  • safety and environmental regulations

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