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Environmental, health, and safety guidelines for crude oil and petroleum product terminals (Spanish)

The environmental, health, and safety (EHS) guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry specific examples of good international industry practice (GIIP). When one or more members of the World Bank Group are involved in a project, these EHS guidelines are applied as required by their respective policies and standards. These industry sector EHS guidelines are designed to be used together with the general EHS guidelines document, which provides guidance to users on common EHS issues potentially applicable to all industry sectors. The EHS guidelines contain the performance levels and measures that are generally considered to be achievable in new facilities by existing technology at reasonable costs. The EHS guidelines for crude oil and petroleum product terminals include information relevant to land and shore-based petroleum storage terminals receiving and dispatching bulk shipments of crude oil, gasoline, middle distillates, aviation gas, lube oil, residual fuel oil, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid petroleum gas (LPG), and specialty products from pipelines, tankers, railcars, and trucks for subsequent commercial distribution. This document is organized according to the following sections: section 1.0 presents industry-specific impacts and management; section 2.0 presents performance indicators and monitoring; and section 3.0 presents references. Annex A presents general description of industry activities. For more publications on IFC Sustainability please visit


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Environmental, health, and safety guidelines for crude oil and petroleum product terminals (Spanish). IFC E&S Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.