Category: Flaring Good practice Guides for Practioners

Global Gas Flaring Reduction – Public Private Partnership

Author: The World Bank
Date: May 2004
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This Voluntary Standard for Global Gas Flaring and Venting Reduction (the “Standard”) provides guidance on how to achieve reductions in the flaring and venting of gas associated with crude oil production worldwide. The approach set forth in the Standard is intended to support other flare reduction initiatives and go beyond prevailing flaring and venting practices that would otherwise occur in many countries. The parties supporting this Standard voluntarily choose to endorse the principles laid out in the Standard and to work in cooperation with GGFR Partners to seek solutions to overcome barriers that prevent significant gas flaring and venting reduction. Consistent with the objective to achieve significant reductions, the Standard

Gas flaring reduction – good practice policy

Author: Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)
Date: March 2009

The oil and gas industry has historically employed two options, gas re-injection and monetization, to utilize associated gas. These options are only extensively utilized in a few economically developed, oil-producing countries. As a result, global levels of flaring and venting exceed 150 billion cubic meters a year. It is the host government’s responsibility to develop and implement policy enabling flare and vent reduction investments. Typically, the bulk of investments in gas utilization are funded by oil companies who are unlikely to commit their resources to associated gas utilization projects unless the host government creates an environment that supports their economic viability, and where the rights and obligations of the oil

Gas flaring impacts – Nigeria

Author: Peter Roderick, Climate Justice Programme
Date: June 2005

Executive Summary More gas is flared in Nigeria than anywhere else in the world. Estimates are notoriously unreliable, but roughly 2.5 billion cubic feet of gas associated with crude oil is wasted in this way everyday. This is equivalent to 40% of all Africa’s natural gas consumption in 2001, while the annual financial loss to Nigeria is about US$ 2.5 billion. The flares have contributed more greenhouse gases than all of sub-Saharan Africa combined. And the flares contain a cocktail of toxins that affect the health and livelihoods of local communities, exposing Niger Delta residents to an increased risk of premature deaths, child respiratory illnesses, asthma and cancer. This is