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.
Reps pass NLNG Bill to end gas flaring, protect environment
The House of Representatives yesterday passed into law “A bill for an act to amend the Nigerian LNG (Fiscal incentive, Guarantees and Assurances) to make its statutory contribution...
‘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.