Flaring in the Niger Delta

Burning Money

The Niger Delta region currently has over 100 gas flaring sites, some of which have been in operation for more than 40 years. Today, approximately 50% of total gases in production in Nigeria are burnt-out through flaring. According to data from 2022 Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report by World Bank, Nigeria ranks as the seventh largest gas flaring nation in the world.

The amount of gas that has been flared in Nigeria in 2022 is estimated to be 224 billion scf. Nigeria is in need of much help to make Net Zero Emissions by 2050 a reality. Non-emergency flaring is to be eliminated globally by 2030, resulting in a reduction in flared volumes of around 90%.

An Environmental Atrocity

In the year 2016, Nigeria's emissions from flaring were calculated by the US Environmental Protection Agency to be equal to more than 3.5 million passenger automobiles for an entire year.

Globally, Natural gas flaring in Nigeria contributes about 1 percent to global CO2 emissions.

Due to the incomplete combustion caused by flaring, significant volumes of soot, carbon monoxide, ethane and methane are created, increasing the problem of air pollution, acid rain, endangering species and burdening the health of humans that live there.

Flaring also produces CFC's and Hallons-carbons which contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer, and allowing more UV radiation to enter the surface of the earth.


Capture the Gas

Bayelsa LNG will build liquefaction units to convert flaring gas to exportable, sellable, LNG. This is a win-win for both the communities of Bayelsa and for the customers.

The conversion of flare gas to LNG provides multiple benefits, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing waste of valuable natural resources, and creating economic opportunities through the production and sale of LNG.

Our Flare Gas Capturing Systems (FGCS) will convert flare gas to LNG. Flare gas is captured using a special equipment such as flare gas recovery systems or gas gathering systems. These systems collect the flare gas and direct it towards further processing for gas treatment, compression and liquefaction.

If you are a manufacturing or engineering company with expertise in Flare Gas Capturing Systems (FGCS) we are eager to hear from you and to work with you.