Reducing gas flaring in Nigeria

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30 January 2020

Nigeria is one of the world’s largest producers of oil and natural gas and has faced a significant challenge to reduce the amount of gas flaring taking place.

Despite Nigeria’s heavy economic dependence on oil production it has worked to mitigate the problem and reduced flaring by approximately 70% between 2000 and 2018. To strengthen the strategy for the elimination of gas flares, the Government of Nigeria introduced the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Program (NGFCP) in 2016.

The objective of NGFCP is to eliminate gas flaring through technically and commercially sustainable gas utilization projects developed by competent third-party investors.

This case study was developed as part of the Methane Project. The aim of this project is to support Under2 Coalition members to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations within their jurisdictions and showcase their achievements to other governments.

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