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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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Govt committed to elimination of gas flaring by 2021, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the elimination of gas flaring from Nigeria’s oil and gas fields by 2021. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Sylva said that the move had the potential for enormous multiplier and development outcomes for Nigeria, saying it would create jobs ...

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Ending gas flaring, building mini refineries

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There are two oily stories that should catch our attention. One is about designing and fabrication of a refinery at a Nigerian university and the second one is about new dates for ending gas flaring in Nigeria. First is the news that the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has built a mini refinery that can “produce relatively ...

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Putting a halt to Nigeria’s atrocious gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

Gas flaring is the obnoxious practice of burning natural gas associated with crude oil extraction (or associated gas). To use the words of Joseph Croft of Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) in the excellent environmental documentary film No Where to Run, the gas flares are like giant cigarettes attached to communities. Some flares are located horizontally, at ground level, posing even greater dangers ...

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World Bank’s gas flare-out initiative criticised

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to be wary of a World Bank initiative to stop gas flaring by the year 2030, insisting that the scheme, if endorsed by the government, will legitimise continued flaring by Shell and other oil corporations operating in the Niger Delta. Media reports last week indicated that ...

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