OTC: Nigeria changes gas-flaring deadline

05/18/2009
Nigeria is considering its new zero gas flaring target as 2011, which is 3 years later than its previous deadline of Dec. 31, 2008.Speaking May 5 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Hon. Igo Aguma, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Gas, said the date had been requested by Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.(NNPC).Aguma told reporters, “We are all aware that there is currently a gas utilization program ongoing to support the power industry. We also know the capacity of the industry to receive the gas that is being flared. So, projects need to go on before we can have a zero flare-out date.”But achieving this target requires investment by the indu...
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