G20 Global Marine Environment Protection (GMEP) Initiative

On Sharing Best Practices to Protect the Marine Environment, to Prevent Accidents related to Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development, as well as Marine Transportation, and to Deal with Their Consequences


Oil spill is one of the most critical issues for the petroleum industry in Japan. Each individual refineries or oil terminals in Japan has already owned enough capability to respond to oil spill incidents in usual operations in accordance with the government regulations i.e. mainly the Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law and the Petroleum Complex Disaster Prevention Law. We hope that the material available in our country page will contribute not only to the promotion of oil spill response capability, but also to global marine environment conservation.

  • Oil Spill Response

    Material covering the regulatory, operational and environmental context of managing a marine oil spill. Includes material on capping devices and industry mutual response.


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