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Group describes penalties for gas flaring under PIA as too weak

Nnimmo Bassey

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), an environmental advocacy group, has observed that the penalty for gas flaring as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act was too paltry to mitigate acts of flaring. Nnimmo Bassey Rev Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, HOMEF, who said this in an interview on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, noted that the ...

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TotalEnergies reduces gas flaring in Nigeria by 75% in 10yrs

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TotalEnergies says it has successfully reduced gas flaring in its operations in Nigeria by 75 per cent in the last 10 years. Gas flaring Mr Victor Bandele, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, TotalEnergies, said this on Thursday, August 19, 2021 during an online news conference. Bandele said TotalEnergies had been in the forefront of global transition to cleaner sources of ...

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Nigeria, six others top gas flaring countries – World Bank

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The World Bank says Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria, Venezuela and Nigeria remain the top seven gas flaring countries for nine years running. Gas flaring The bank said this on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Washington D. C.  in its gas flaring satellite data for 2020, compiled by World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR). It added ...

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How Delta women use heat from gas flaring sites to dry tapioca

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With more than half its population lacking access to energy, Nigeria still wastes gas – a major source of energy. The communities where the gas is flared are also bereft of any form of protection and empowerment. The stories of these women point to what would have been if only the government would add a smidgen of grit to its ...

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Group gives Buhari seven days to release names of companies flaring gas

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to release details of companies flaring gas in Nigeria. The President, who doubles as the Petroleum Minister, was asked to release the names within seven days. Gas flaring Nigeria’s anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), in a letter addressed to Buhari, said Nigeria is losing not less than $89 billion to ...

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Nigeria on course to end gas flaring by 2025, says minister

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, says Nigeria is on course to end gas flaring by 2025. Gas flaring Sylva made this known on Monday, February 15, 2021 at a Public Hearing on gas flaring organised by the House of Representatives in Abuja. The minister said that the public hearing was an opportunity to update the ...

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MOSOP President decries negative impact of gas flaring, oil spillage

Fegalo Nsuke

President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Fegalo Nsuke, has decried the impact of gas flaring and oil spillage in Niger Delta communities. President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke Nsuke, an environmental expert and human rights activist, expressed his worries in an interview on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ...

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Nine children win case to stop gas flaring in Ecuadorian Amazon

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An appeals court judge has ruled that the Ecuadorian oil industry’s long-permitted practice of gas flaring – dubbed “flares of death” by local residents – is unconstitutional. The ruling was delivered on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Gas flaring from oil infrastructure in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. Photo credit: Neil Ever Osbourne Flaring is a practice in which the oil industry ...

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Firm advocates use of gas flare, oil pollution fines to compensate victims

Iniruo Wills

The law firm of Ntephe, Smith and Wills (NSW) has called for channeling of gas flare and oil pollution fines to ameliorate adverse effects of oil and gas production on host communities. Mr. Iniruo Wills It advocated a reform that would prioritise giving adequate compensations to the victims of oil and gas exploration-related pollution as a condition for collecting fines ...

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Alleged environmental degradation: ECOWAS court fixes Oct. 27 for $37bn damages suit

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The ECOWAS Court of Justice has fixed Oct. 27, 2020 to hear a $37 billion suit in damages filed by 11 persons representing the oil producing communities. Gas flaring In a statement on Tuesday, October 6, the court said that the plaintiffs sought compensation for the alleged environmental degradation, pollution and health hazards caused by natural gas flared through oil ...

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