Two Ways in Which the Oil Drilling and Processing Industry Can Mitigate its Adverse Impact on Air Cleanliness

The oil drilling and processing industry is one that is often blamed for messing up with air cleanliness in major ways. We come to learn that there are at least two key ways in which the said industry can mitigate its adverse impact on air cleanliness.

The first way in which the oil drilling and processing industry can mitigate its adverse impact on air cleanliness is by using improved crude oil refining technologies. This not only deals with some of the air pollution issues associated with older oil refinery technologies, but it also has the potential to make the whole business more profitable. The extra profits can then go into the pockets of the investors, with some being devoted to corporate social responsibility, in the form of public assistance and provision of human services to the communities around the oil wells and refineries.

The second way in which the oil drilling and processing industry can mitigate its adverse impact on air cleanliness is by coming up with uses for the ‘waste’ that comes out of the oil refining process. This calls for the establishment of a petro-chemical industry on the side. That way, instead of the ‘waste’ products being disposed openly, they are directed to the manufacture of the said petro-chemicals.