Plan To Commercialise Gas Flaring At Advanced Stage – Sylva

We are trying to bring down gas flaring. Gas flaring commercialization programme is at an advanced stage, which is going to take out about 15 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, which is one of our biggest contributions to global gas emissions

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Nigeria’s plan to commercialise gas burned from its oil fields was at an advanced stage and would help cut 15 million tonnes of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, the petroleum minister said on Tuesday after meeting U.S. climate envoy John Kerry.

Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria is also the continent’s major oil producer. The West African nation has been trying to harness gas belching from its oil fields so it can be exported or used to generate power but has been hobbled by lack of finance.

Timipre Sylva told reporters after a meeting with Kerry in Abuja that there was “some moral basis” for Nigeria to get funding from rich nations to meet its climate change goals.

“We are trying to bring down gas flaring. Gas flaring commercialization programme is at an advanced stage, which is going to take out about 15 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, which is one of our biggest contributions to global gas emissions,” said Timipre.

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