The picture shows gas flaring in one of the oil producing communities in the niger delta of nigeria called erhorike the erhorike gas flaring has been on for more than fifty years this is worrisome. 1 min read member representing sagbama-ekeremor federal constituency, in the house of representatives, mr fred agbedi, has said that gas flaring in the niger delta region cannot be completely eliminated as being canvassed. Most of the flare sites are found in the niger delta region for instance rumola a community in port- harcourt, rivers state, shell company flares gas in the area and is about 300 meters from the nearest.
Gas flaring in the niger delta region of nigeria is a critical issue and several futile attempts over the years to phase out the ugly practice propagates no imminent solution to the problem. Gas flaring gas flaring in the niger delta ruins lives, business oil companies in the oil-rich niger delta in nigeria's south destroy gas that could be used as a source of energy. Gas flaring in the niger delta 99 influenced by the government, which in turn is influenced by oil companies, a possible solution may be to allow niger delta communities to.
Gas flaring in the niger delta: the potential benefits of its reduction on the local economy and environment michiko ishisone abstract nigeria flares 172 billion m3 of natural gas per year in conjunction with the exploration of crude oil in the niger delta. This paper is a review of studies on the impact of gas flaring on the niger delta environment the niger delta region of nigeria has suffered all forms of pollution and degradation arising from oil and natural gas exploitation. National coalition on gas flaring and oil spill in the niger delta- nacgond added 4 new photos september 9 at 11:33 am nacgond newly formed boki environmental monitoring club exco members. Focussing on reducing the effects of gas flaring around the world, particularly in the niger delta (leslie, 2005) flaring is a means of disposing of waste gases that are a natural by-product of oil. For the second decade of gas flaring activities in the niger delta region, 907 × 10 4 tons (816 × 107 tons of co 2 equivalent) of bc was emitted from the flaring of 1778 bcm of gas, which corresponds to an annual average of 90678 tons of bc and 1778 bcm of gas flared.
The ijaw youth council (iyc) worldwide has called for the outright ban of gas flaring in the niger delta as the trend is not only dangerous to health, but detrimental to the nation's economy and. Oil companies in the oil-rich niger delta in nigeria's south destroy gas that could be used as a source of energy the illegal practice hurts both the environment and business meet the people who. “oil spillage cost, gas flaring cost and life expectancy rate of the niger delta people of nigeria,” advances in management & applied economics 2(2) 211-228 2012 in article [14.
Which gas flaring affects the populace of the niger delta region of nigeria, which is the bedrock of nigeria’s current oil and gas resources also, the research work attempts to offer solutions on how a feasible and reliable gas industry and market can be. Gas flaring in the niger delta: its economic and environmental effects abstract nigeria flares 172 billion m3 of natural gas per year in conjunction with the exploration of crude oil in the niger delta. Despite longstanding laws against gas flaring - the burning of natural gas during oil extraction - in nigeria, and shifting deadlines to end the practice, the activity continues, with serious health consequences for people living nearby in the niger delta, where most of the flaring takes places.
The key environmental issues in the niger delta of nigeria relate to its petroleum industry in november 2005 a judgment by the federal high court of nigeria ordered that gas flaring must stop in a niger delta community as it violates guaranteed constitutional rights to life and dignity. Gas flaring disrupts life in oil-producing niger delta natural gas is a byproduct of drilling for oil nigeria disposes of it through burning, emitting millions of tons of carbon dioxide each year.
In the niger delta, flaring of associated gas contributes approximately 35 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (co2) per year, methane (ch4), a large number of hydrocarbons and other forms of greenhouse gases (ghg) into the atmosphere. This paper concludes that the local livelihood in the niger delta can be significantly improved by promoting a shift from flaring the associated gas to electing it for use as a gaseous fuel and for electricity generation. Gas has been flared in nigeria since the 1950's despite the acute energy poverty faced by nigerians and legislative efforts to reduce gas flaring it is still a major cause of human and environmental health issues in the niger delta and realeases vast amounts of co2 and polutant gases into the atmosphere.