Senate to pass gas flaring prohibition bill
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas Bassey Albert, Thursday, said National Assembly would pass the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill before the end of the year. Albert gave this hint in Lagos when he led his members on oversight functions to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). He said the bill was currently on the third…
FG loses $2.5bn to gas flaring
Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, Chief Executive Officer, AfriPERA, an Energy and Infrastructure Policy research organisation, says Nigeria loses about 2.5 billion dollars annually from gas flaring in the country. Onyeizu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja. “ Since the 1950’s, Nigeria has been burning off its…
Government more concerned with economic benefits, than effects of gas flaring
Dr. Diran Fawibe is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, International Energy Services Limited. In this interview with KINGSLEY JEREMIAH, he spoke on the many challenges of gas flaring in the country, and what government must focus on to adequately address the situation. What is gas flaring and why do we flare gas? Natural gas is…
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…
House Committee raises alarm over continuous gas flaring in Niger Delta
The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating revenue leakages in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has frowned at the continuous flaring of gas in the Niger Delta.
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.
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.