Belemaoil set to end gas flaring by 2019


When most major oil companies are battling with compliance with the federal government directive to end gas flaring in their operations in the country, an indigenous oil producing firm, Belemaoil Producing Limited, has said it would end gas flaring in all its facilities by 2019, THISDAY reports.

The Rivers State-based oil producing company, said the move would not only shore up its profits and community relations, but that it would also impact positively the environment in line with the directive of the federal government over the years.

Speaking to journalists on the side lines of an event in Port Harcourt last week to formally present the “Belema Model” to Belemaoil Producing Limited host communities, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Boma Brown, said the company would rather convert the gas into power for use in its host communities while the excess would be compressed and sold in the local market.