Nigeria flared 23% more gas in Q3 2017

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The amount of natural gas flared by oil and gas companies operating in the country increased by 23 per cent in the third quarter of last year compared to what was recorded in the previous quarter, The Punch reports.

The latest data obtained from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday showed that 76.42 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas were flared in the quarter, up from 62.15 billion scf and 66.66 billion scf in the second and first quarters, respectively.

In August, the amount of flared gas hit a high of 28.51 billion scf from 22.38 billion scf and 19.90 billion scf in July and June, respectively, according to the NNPC. A total of 222.92 billion scf of natural gas was produced in September, translating to an average daily production of 7.43 billion scf per day.