In accordance with regulations, every application made by Teréga considers the issues of biodiversity, particularly in protected areas. Therefore, whenever new pipelines are planned, studies of the fauna and flora are conducted in the zone reserved for the final pipeline route.
In order to meet the applicable regulatory requirements, Teréga is using the ‘avoid, reduce, offset’ approach on all of its projects
Teréga examines how environmental impacts can be avoided and reduced from the preliminary design phases of its gas pipelines.
Priority is given to avoiding impacts by researching a route with the lowest environmental impact. In at-risk areas where impacts cannot be avoided, impact reduction measures are implemented during the worksite phase. Based on extensive feedback from multi-year environmental monitoring following our works, these measures have continuously evolved over the years in order to be most effective. Finally, when impacts can neither be avoided nor reduced, compensatory measures are put in place.