Tag archive of gas flaring

PIB and the Niger Delta

With the latest move to address the petrol-carbon sector in Nigeria through the Petroleum Industry Bill, Nigerians are anxious to see how far it will go in addressing among others: the legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the guidelines for the operation of the upstream, midstream and the downstream sectors, the redistribution  of economic rent in the host oil producing communities, the impact on the environment, especially gas flaring. What

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E-Conference Report: THE PIB & YOU by Spaces for Change

The new version of the PIB seamlessly weaves some notably progressive provisions with a number of disturbing additions that require serious debate and reconsideration. In essence, the 223-page PIB includes plans to unbundle and list the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange; increase taxation for deep offshore; and give the oil minister supervisory powers over all institutions in the industry.

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(Video) Poison Fire by Maweni Farm

A documentary of the Niger-Delta from the Niger-Delta. Watch  Poison Fire

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National Assembly Gets Authentic Petroleum Industry Bill 2012.

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday forwarded the original Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly and directed that the soft copy be made available to stakeholders and the public by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. view full text Download authentic PIB sent to the National Assembly

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NIGERIA: Gas flares still a burning issue in the Niger Delta

picture: courtesy of leadership.ng 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.view full text here

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Gas Flaring in Nigeria‘s Niger Delta: Failed Promises and Reviving Community Voices

This Note examines the use of litigation to stop gas flaring in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, and proposes an alternative solution to the ongoing gas flaring in the Niger Delta region. In exploring an alternative solution, this Note (1) details the history of gas flaring in Nigeria; (2) discusses Nigeria’s gas-flaring legislation and its implementation; (3) analyzes the impact that landmark gas flaring cases have had on the stoppage of gas flaring;

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Gas Flaring Increases in the Niger Delta

Gas flaring in the Niger Delta region highlights the environmental problems posed by resource extraction, and the failure of successive governments to tackle these problems. Goodluck Jonathan, elected as president of Nigeria this April, has the opportunity to take action where his predecessors have failed. view full text

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Gas Flaring in Nigeria‘s Niger Delta: Failed Promises and Reviving Community Voices Eferiekose Ukala

This Note examines the use of litigation to stop gas flaring in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, and proposes an alternative solution to the ongoing gas flaring in the Niger Delta region. In exploring an alternative solution, this Note (1) details the history of gas flaring in Nigeria; (2) discusses Nigeria’s gas-flaring legislation and its implementation; (3) analyzes the impact that landmark gas flaring cases have had on the stoppage of gas flaring;

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Zero Gas Flaring: Nigeria Still Shifting Target

DESPITE earning the notoriety as leading gas flaring nation in the world, Nigeria has continued to foot-drag on the process of ending the five decades gas emission that has resulted in unprecedented environmental pollution and loss of trillions of dollar revenue. OLISEMEKA OBECHE examines the country’s zero gas flaring targets. Read full report

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Shell’s Big Dirty Secret

This report documents Shell’s record investment in dirty forms of energy, and it illuminates the corporate strategy and lobbying for regulations that indicate it intends to profit from that position for a long time to come read full report

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