Gas flaring rises by 27% in August – NNPC report

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The volume of natural gas flared by oil and gas companies in the country has hit its highest level in more than a year, as it increased to 27.4 per cent in August, The Punch reports.

Latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that a total of 28.51 billion cubic feet was flared in August, up from the 22.38 Bcf wasted in July. It said a total of 239.03Bcf of natural gas was produced in August, translating to an average daily production of 7,710.79 million standard cubic feet per day.

The NNPC said a total of 628 mmscfd was delivered to the gas-fired power plants in August to generate an average electricity of about 2,307 megawatts, compared with July, where an average of 689 mmscfd was supplied to generate 2,655MW.