Ending gas flare in 2020, another promise amid scepticism
For the umpteenth time, the hope of ending gas flaring in the Niger Delta has, once again, been rekindled as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), reaffirms Nigeria’s strategic plan to stop the menace by 2020. But despite the renewed hope, environmental activists in the region are sceptical about government’s sincerity, especially in the light…
Nigeria raises hope on end to gas flaring by 2020
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has renewed the Federal Government’s commitment to end gas flaring by 2020.
Firm moves to end gas flaring by 2019, wants government to deregulate power sector
Boma Brown, who said this Monday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a stakeholders’ meeting, also said engagement with companies that would assist in achieving the end to gas flare is on.
'FG is planning programme to end gas flaring in Niger Delta'
Paul Boroh said this on Friday during the inauguration of a water project in Gelegele-Gbene community near Benin in Ovia North East Local Government area of Edo.
Stakeholders reject PIGB over unclear approach to halting gas flaring
The organizations, according to their representative and Director, Social Action, Dr. Isaac Osuoka, are civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC), Socialist Workers League, Global Rescue Mission and Keen and Care Initiative.
Nigeria loses $2.5b yearly to gas flaring, says Senate
At a public hearing on the Gas Flaring (Prohibition) Bill in the National Assembly, the Senate Committee on Gas Resources also lamented that gas flaring is creating so much health hazard.
New bill on climate change agency scales second reading
A new bill that would establish the National Climate Change Commission and provide framework for the mainstreaming of climate change responses and actions into government policy formulation is underway
‘Nigeria lost N523 billion to gas-flaring in two years’
But the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said that the Federal Government would set up an independent tracking mechanism to ascertain the actual volume of gas being flared in the country.
Nigeria loses $850m to gas flaring in 2015
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said that Nigeria, the ninth largest gas producing nation in the world, lost over 850 million dollars to gas flaring in 2015.