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Nigeria loses over N735m daily to gas flaring official by Sagewonders(m) : 4:51 pm On Jul 11, 2013
Lagos The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says Nigeria is losing over 4.9million dollars (more than N735million) daily to gas flaring.
Mr George Osahon, a Director in DPR, made the disclosure at the 14th Business Forum of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) on Tuesday in Lagos.
Osahon said that in spite the country massive hydrocarbon endowment, Nigeria was yet to fully benefit from the resources.
According to him, Nigeria gas reserves endowment is up to 600 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF), hence the country is often described as large gas haven with little oil.
Oil production stands at 2.5 mbpd, while gas flared stood at 1.4 billion cubic feet per day.
This means that an average of 4.9 million dollars worth of gas is being flared on daily basis which translates to about 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas flared daily by the international oil companies, he said.
Osahon, who was represented by Mr Oliver Okpara ojiako, a Deputy Director in DPR, said that gas flaring would be curtailed when Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was passed into law.
It will help in the creation of amodern petroleum legal frame work, align with the Nigerian Gas Standard to meet international best practises and enhance transparency, Osahon said.
Osahon said that the objectiveof the PIB was to increase exploration activities and expand reserves and formulate a National Oil and Gas Policy.
He said that whenever the PIB was eventually passed into law, it would ensure that gas was widely used for domestic purposes.
The theme of the forum was Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Analysing the challenges and opportunities on the gas valuechain and solutions for successful implementation in Nigeria (NAN)
source Vangaurd news
Re: Nigeria loses over N735m daily to gas flaring official by Henlus(m) : 10:20 pm On Jul 11, 2013
Corruption will always bring about suffering. The best solution is to hand this over to individuals, let there be competition.
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