While the big goal of tackling its sclerotic oil industry is still languishing, Nigeria has been racking up progress in its gas sector.
Spills in Nigeria for Shell increased to 2,000 tonnes in 2019, from 157 sabotage incidents, the company has disclosed in its annual report. This was up from 1,600 tonnes from 111 incidents in 2018.
The oil and natural gas industry practice of burning surplus gas from oil wells, or flaring, has reached levels not seen in Texas since the 1950s, a report released Tuesday by Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton states.
Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has held a bidders’ conference for those interested in tackling gas flaring in the country.
For the Permian Basin, the future is bright – and getting brighter all the time. In fact, the McDonald Observatory in Texas has noted an increase in average sky brightness due to artificial light from 14% in 2015, up to 43% in 2019. The reason is flaring.
The world continues to need investment in the oil and gas sector, according to most forecasts, but this is an increasingly difficult pitch for investors given concerns over carbon emissions.
Saudi Aramco announced today that it is joining the World Bank Initiative: ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’.
The waste and pollution of natural gas in the Permian Basin reached new record highs yet again in the third quarter, according to a report from the Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy.
Eni has begun producing gas and condensate from its Obiafu 41 find, with output going to the domestic power market.
An Abuja court has found two officials from Ireland’s Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) guilty on a number of fronts. This led to the Nigerian judge declaring all of P&ID’s assets to be forfeit.
Mossmorran bosses have announced a £140 million investment in the plant to reduce flaring.
The amount of natural gas flared by 80 different nations around the world has increased 20% in a single year to the highest levels on record, according to new data.
Scotland's environmental watchdog has launched an investigation into unplanned flaring at a chemical plant.
Oil major Shell has been fined €1,000 and told to pay €15,000 in legal costs for causing noise and light pollution from a gas flare at its Corrib gas terminal.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland said it will prosecute oil major Shell E&P Ireland over an alleged breach of its emission licence at the Corrib gas refinery in Mayo.
Flaring by oil major Shell from its Corrib gas plant was met with concern by residents in Mayo just a couple of days after the company announced first gas. Last month it was announced natural gas had started to flow from the Corrib field in Ireland after final approval was confirmed by the Government. Shell had sent a text message to residents who had subscribed to the alert system.
Regulators in North Dakota have given approval to a credit system for oil producers collecting more natural gas than required from their wells. The move is a bid to curb flaring, according to reports.
Statoil has joined forces with a number of other oil companies to commit to ending the practice of routine gas flaring at production sites by 2030. The company's chief executive Edar Saetre represented Statoil at a signing at the World Bank in Washington with Norwegian foreign minister Borge Brende.