Posted By: | February 23, 2021 |

Cessations and Destinations: Issues in Gas Flare Commercialisation in Nigeria

Although Nigeria has for several decades established herself as a major producer of crude oil, she has often been rightly described as “a gas province with some oil in it”.2 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently disclosed that Nigeria’s proven gas reserve has gone up (as at 2018) to 202 trillion cubic feet (TCF), with unproven gas reserves of about 600TCF.3 Thus, Nigeria is ranked 1st in Africa and 9th globally in terms of proven natural gas reserves, whilst fellow African producer, Algeria, is ranked 2nd in Africa and 11th globally.4 Ironically, at 95,898.5 million cubic metres (MCM),5 Algeria produces more than double of Nigeria’s marketed production of natural gas

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