An Appraisal of the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Regulation of Gas Flaring and Venting in Nigeria
Article from: OGEL 2 (2022), in Flaring
Other than the economic loss of energy source, flaring and venting of associated gas creates local, environmental and public health impacts, as well as contributing to the potential for climate change and wildlife extinction. Nigeria is a country blessed with immense natural gas with a current reserve of over 199 trillion cubic feet of gas. The issue of gas flaring in Nigeria has become a topical one in view of the devastating consequence it has on the socio-economic lives of the people in the affected areas. Historically, it is said that gas flaring is as old as oil production in ...